Welsh Neck High School / Coker College

Welsh Neck High School / Coker College (HMPIU)

Location: Hartsville, SC 29550 Darlington County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 22.69', W 80° 4.158'

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Welsh Neck High School
The Welsh Neck Baptist Association initiated this institution as a coeducational boarding school. It opened Sept. 17, 1894, through the generosity of Maj. James Lide Coker, Civil War veteran, local industrialist, and the school's first chairman of the board of trustees. Enrollment peaked at 267 in 1902. When the 1907 public high school act reduced the need for this school, it became a four-year college for women.

Coker College
The trustees of Welsh Neck High School converted their institution into a non-sectarian Baptist college. It opened Sept. 30, 1908, as "Coker College for Women, founded by James L. Coker." Baptist control ended in 1944, and in 1969, the college became coeducational. The Governor's school for Science and Mathematics opened on the campus in 1988. Throughout its history, Coker has emphasized liberal arts.
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HM NumberHMPIU
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Marker Number16-32
Year Placed1995
Placed ByHartsville Centennial Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 8:15am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 585566 N 3804480
Decimal Degrees34.37816667, -80.06930000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 22.69', W 80° 4.158'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 22' 41.40" N, 80° 4' 9.48" W
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Area Code(s)843, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 311 E Home Ave, Hartsville SC 29550, US
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