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Coker Experimental Farms

Hartsville, South Carolina
County of Darlington.
National Register Number: 66000706
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Education - research facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: SC-5 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 19, 1964):
Here, following the example of his father, David Robert Coker (1870-1938) conducted his early crop-improvement experiments on the family plantation. Beginning with 30 experimental cotton selections and methodically applying the latest techniques in the scientific breeding of crops, the work of Coker Experimental Farms played a great role in the agricultural revolution in the South.

Condition:
In 2006, the farm was faced with development pressures that were a concern, but they were not mentioned in the 2008 report. The steward of the resource reported that the farm is in satisfactory condition and is being used for farming demonstrations and cotton breeding research. They also stated that the property is well maintained.

There are no changes since the last report.


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