Georgia Experiment Station

Georgia Experiment Station (HMIBR)

Location: Griffin, GA 30223 Spalding County
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N 33° 15.866', W 84° 16.9'

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The Georgia Experiment Station, one of the first State Agricultural Experiment Stations established in this country, was located in Spalding County, Georgia in 1888. The primary objective of its work program is to develop information which will aid in improving the living standards of the people in Georgia, particularly those interested in agriculture. It has pioneered in the development of improved crop varieties. Among the outstanding crop varieties developed at this institution are Empire cotton, Chancellor and Bledsoe wheats, Dixie crimson clover, Arlington oats, Georgia 101 corn, Dixie Spanish and Southeastern Runner 56-15 peanuts, Hunt, Dulcet, and Higgins muscadine grapes and Truhart pimiento. The institution has also received noteworthy acclaim for its outstanding work in the field of food preservation, development of improved cultural and pest control practices with peaches, evaluation of forages for dairy and beef animals, control of weeds by use of chemicals, for studies in the placement and use of new fertilizer materials, and for its promotion of a soils testing program.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number126-12
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 11:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 753213 N 3683898
Decimal Degrees33.26443333, -84.28166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 15.866', W 84° 16.9'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 15' 51.96" N, 84° 16' 54.00" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1240-1248 Experiment St, Griffin GA 30223, US
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