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Near Wadesboro in Anson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hugh Hammond Bennett

1881-1960

 
 
Hugh Hammond Bennett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 6, 2011
1. Hugh Hammond Bennett Marker
Inscription. “Father of soil conservation.” First chief of the Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1935-1952. Born 4 miles southwest.
 
Erected 1994 by North Carolina Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number K-55.)
 
Location. 34° 58.748′ N, 80° 6.101′ W. Marker is near Wadesboro, North Carolina, in Anson County. Marker is at the intersection of Andrew Jackson Highway (U.S. 74) and Anson High School Road (North Carolina Highway 1259), on the right when traveling east on Andrew Jackson Highway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 96 Anson High School Road, Wadesboro NC 28170, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anson County Training School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Boggan-Hammond House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Thomas Samuel Ashe (approx. 2.3 miles away); Brown Creek Soil Conservation District (approx. 3.8 miles away); Leonidas L. Polk (approx. 6.6 miles away); Ralf Freeman (approx. 8.2 miles away); Samuel Spencer (approx. 9.3 miles away); Sneedsborough (approx. 10.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wadesboro.
 
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Wide view of the Hugh Hammond Bennett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 6, 2011
2. Wide view of the Hugh Hammond Bennett Marker
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Also see . . .
1. Biography of Hugh Hammond Bennett | History | NRCS. Hugh Hammond Bennett led the soil conservation movement in the United States in the 1920s and 1930s, urged the nation to address the "national menace" of soil erosion, and created a new federal agency and served as its first chief — the Soil Conservation Service, now the Natural Resources Conservation Service in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He is considered today to be the father of soil conservation. (Submitted on May 12, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. NC State University: Hugh Hammond Bennett: the Father of Soil Conservation. Hugh Hammond Bennett must be included among the elite of North Carolina's most illustrious native sons. Appropriately described as "the father of soil conservation," he was also affectionately known as "Chief" and "Big Hugh." (Submitted on May 12, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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