Historic Markers Across South Carolina

David Robert Coker

Marker ID: SCHM 16-28
Location: Home Ave. between Third and Fourth streets, Hartsville
County: Darlington
Coordinates: N 34° 22.650    W 080° 04.267
  34.3775    -80.07111666
Style: Free Standing **


Known world-wide for developing new varieties and for perfecting superior strains of agricultural crops (including cotton), Coker, for years was pres. Pedigreed Seed Co., chartered 1918. He was intendant (mayor) of Hartsville 1900-1901; member National Agricultural Advisory Commission; trustee of University SC and Coker College. His 1916 home here is now part of Coker College.

Erected by Hartsville Centennial Commission-1992