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Darlington County, South Carolina

29550, 29551

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Page Contents for Hartsville, South Carolina

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The South Carolina state capital is Columbia.
The population of Hartsville is approximately 8,372 (1990), 7764 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,380 (1990), 3081 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hartsville is 10.558 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.507 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hartsville to Washington DC is 360 miles.
The distance to the South Carolina state capital is 53 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hartsville is positioned 34.36 degrees north of the equator and 80.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in northeastern South Carolina
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moderate. Here is a weather page for Hartsville.
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History & History Related Items

Hartsville was built up on the plantation of Thomas Edward Hart. A major familiy in the development of Hartsville was the Cokers. Major James Lide Coker and his family arrived in the area in the mid-1800's. They built up several businesses, constructed a railroad and founded Coker College. Later David Coker, who was an expert in agriculture, developed strains of cotton and other crops which helped the area greatly. Though agriculture was an important aspect of the economy in previous times, it is now a very small portion. Several large manufacturing and packaging plants are in the area. The H.B. Robinson Power Plant generates electricity with both nuclear and coal power.
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Hartsville Museum
Hartsville Museum
PO Box 431
222 North Fifth Street
Hartsville, SC 29551
Phone: 843-383-3005
Fax: 843-383-2477
Housed in a restored post office built in 1930 where you may see the Lauhon History Gallery, and more.

The Nuclear Information Center
Phone: 803-857-1360
Exhibits outlining the generation of electricity and nuclear power.

H.B. Robinson Nuclear Plant
Phone: 843-857-1238

Kalmia Gardens
at Coker College
Phone: 843-383-8145

John L. Hart Cottage
Phone: 843-332-6401

Jacob Kelley House
Phone: 843-332-4508

Butler Heritage
Phone: 843-383-5262

This museum is located in a 1908 restored train depot and has displays of railroad memorabilia, photos and costumes from the turn of the century in 1900.

Learn all about Hartsville, South Carolina at
dedicated to community events, businesses and organizations of all types in the City of Hartsville, South Carolina.
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Hartsville City Government

Hartsville City Mayor
133 W Carolina Ave
Hartsville, SC 29550-4215
Phone: 843-383-3015

Hartsville Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
214 N 5th St
Hartsville, SC 29550-4136
Phone: 843-332-6401

Hartsville Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
214 N 5th St
Hartsville, SC 29550-4136
Phone: 843-332-6401

Hartsville Libraries

Hartsville Memorial Library
147 W College Ave
Hartsville, SC 29550-4113
Phone: 843-332-5115

James Lide III Memorial Libary
300 E College Ave
Hartsville, SC 29550-3742
Phone: 843-383-8125

Hartsville Schools

Hartsville High School
701 Lewellyn Dr
Hartsville, SC 29550-5235
Phone: 843-383-3130

Hartsville Junior High School
437 W Carolina Ave
Hartsville, SC 29550-4523
Phone: 843-383-3121


Coker College
300 E. College Ave.
Hartsville, South Carolina 29550-3742
Phone: (843) 383-8000

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