First Crop / Hemp in Kentucky

First Crop / Hemp in Kentucky (HM2ABK)

Location: Danville, KY 40422 Boyle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 38.783', W 84° 46.411'

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Kentucky's first recorded hemp crop, 1775, was on Clark's Run Creek, near Danville. Grown by Archibald McNeill, who brought the first seed with him when he located here. Hemp production spread slowly throughout the area, but Boyle County later became one of ten Bluegrass counties which together produced over 90 percent of entire US yield in 1889. Over.

(Reverse) First crop grown, 1775. From 1840 to 1860, Ky. production largest in U.S. 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.
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HM NumberHM2ABK
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Year Placed1969
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 696426 N 4168913
Decimal Degrees37.64638333, -84.77351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.783', W 84° 46.411'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 46.98" N, 84° 46' 24.66" W
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Area Code(s)859, 606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 132 N 4th St, Danville KY 40422, US
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