Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Welsh Neck High School

Marker ID: SCHM 16-32
Location: Facing Coker College property in front of Allston House, near intersection of E. Home Ave. and Campus Drive, Hartsville
County: Darlington
Coordinates: N 34° 22.692    W 080° 04.158
  34.3782    -80.0693
Style: Free Standing **


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.

Erected by Hartsville Centennial Commission - 1995


Two Sided Marker - Coker College