Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Caleb Coker House

Marker ID: SCHM 16-41
Location: on Main St. in Society Hill!
County: Darlington
Coordinates: N 34° 30.537    W 079° 51.285
  34.50895    -79.85475
Style: Free Standing **


This house, built ca. 1832, was the home of Caleb Coker (1802~1869) and the birthplace of his son Maj. James Lide Coker (1837~1918), Confederate officer, industrialist, and founder of Coker College. Caleb Coker, a merchant, was also a director of the Cheraw & Darlington RR, librarian of the Society Hill Library Society, and a charter member of the Darlington Agricultural Society.

Erected by the Darlington County Historical Commission - 2002