Hemp in Scott County / Hemp in Kentucky

Hemp in Scott County / Hemp in Kentucky (HM1LF4)

Location: Georgetown, KY 40324 Scott County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 13.365', W 84° 33.981'

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Hemp in Scott CountyReverend Elijah Craig established at Georgetown, in 1789, one of the earliest ropewalks, which were long sheds for spiral winding of hemp fibers. Also started fulling mill in 1793. Both factories made cordage and rigging for vessels built on the Ohio and Kentucky Rivers. Peak production in 1839; over 1,000 tons processed yearly with value of $120,000. See over.Hemp in KentuckyFirst crop grown, 1775. From 1840 to 1860, Kentucky production largest in United States. Peak in 1850 was 40,000 tons, value of $5,000,000. Scores of factories made twine, rope, gunny sacks, bags for cotton picking and marketing. State's largest cash crop until 1915. Market lost to imported jute, freed of tariff. As war measure, hemp grown again during World War II. See over.
HM NumberHM1LF4
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1166
Year Placed1968
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 713035 N 4233330
Decimal Degrees38.22275000, -84.56635000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 13.365', W 84° 33.981'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 13' 21.9" N, 84° 33' 58.86" W
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Area Code(s)502, 859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 780-818 US-25, Georgetown KY 40324, US
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