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), who was a Confederate officer, industrialist, and founder of Coker College. Caleb Coker was a merchant, 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


  • Caleb Coker House Historical Marker
    Caleb Coker House Historical Marker
  • Caleb Coker House Historical Marker
    Caleb Coker House Historical Marker
  • Caleb Coker House
    Caleb Coker House
  • Caleb Coker House
    Caleb Coker House
  • Caleb Coker House
    Caleb Coker House

The house was donated to the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation in 2012 by Dr. Ernest Helms who has spent much of his live saving and restoring old properties. The trust continued restoration efforts and eventually sold it to private owners who plan to use it as their home.

"Caleb Coker House - Society Hill, South Carolina." South Carolina Picture Project. Accessed June 22, 2016. http://www.sciway.net/sc-photos/darlington-county/caleb-coker-house.html.

Photos compliments of Bill Segars of Hartsville.