First Public Camellia Show

First Public Camellia Show (HMXIM)

Location: Macon, GA 31201 Bibb County
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N 32° 50.168', W 83° 37.622'

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After a revival of interest in camellias, the first public Camellia Show in the U.S. was held Feb. 5, 1932 at Burden-Smith & Co. At the suggestion of Henry T. Conner, immediately after the show, the Azalea and Camellia Soc. of America, forerunner of the American Camellia Soc., was formed with 48 charter members. Maconites serving as officers — all of whom, with the Vineville Garden Club, directed the show — were T. J. Stewart, James H. Porter. Dr. W. G. Lee, Henry T. Conner. J. G. Bailie of Augusta was treasurer. At the Dempsey Hotel, Sept. 29, 1945, the American Camellia Society was organized. Dr. H. Harold Hume, Univ. of Fla., was its first president.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number011-11
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 4:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 254105 N 3636178
Decimal Degrees32.83613333, -83.62703333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 50.168', W 83° 37.622'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 50' 10.08" N, 83° 37' 37.32" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 362-384 3rd St, Macon GA 31201, US
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