Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Coker College

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 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.

Erected by Hartsville Centennial Commission - 1995


Two Sided Marker - Welsh Neck High School