Texas Agricultural Experiment Station

Texas Agricultural Experiment Station (HM1ZBR)

Location: Chillicothe, TX 79225 Hardeman County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 11.665', W 99° 31.033'

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Substation No. 12

—Home of Hybrid Sorghums —

Forage crop field station at which in 1909 (when situated 6 mi. NE) was planted the United States' first sudan grass, a sorghum especially adaptable to semiarid regions. The United States Department of Agriculture had brought the seed from Khartum, Africa. Here ensued more than a
half-century of sorghum breeding under supervision of A. B. Conner, J. R. Quinby, J. C. Stephens and other scientists, culminating in hybrid seed for more productive crops that revolutionized the agriculture of the Great Plains.
Year Placed1971
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 12:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 452345 N 3783833
Decimal Degrees34.19441667, -99.51721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 11.665', W 99° 31.033'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 11' 39.9" N, 99° 31' 1.98" W
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Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near FM392, Chillicothe TX 79225, US
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