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Near Winchester in Clark County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Clark County Hemp

 
 
Clark County Hemp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
1. Clark County Hemp Marker
Inscription. One of the ten Bluegrass counties which produced over 90 percent of the entire country's yield in late 1800s. Production increased from 155 tons in 1869 to over 1,000 tons in 1889, valued at about $125 per ton. In 1942, Winchester selected as site of one of 42 cordage plants built throughout country to offset fiber shortage during war. See over.
 
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1319.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 1.686′ N, 84° 16.734′ W. Marker is near Winchester, Kentucky, in Clark County. Marker is on Lexington Road (U.S. 60) west of Clintonville Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester KY 40391, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hemp in Kentucky (here, next to this marker); Roy Stuart Cluke (approx. 1.9 miles away); Colbyville Tavern (approx. 2.6 miles away); Daniel Boone (approx. 5.6 miles away); Homer C. Ledford
Clark County Hemp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
2. Clark County Hemp Marker
(approx. 5.6 miles away); Governor James Clark (approx. 5.7 miles away); Hanson Home Site (approx. 5.7 miles away); Gov. James Clark Judicial Center (approx. 6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Winchester.
 
More about this marker. On the other side of this marker is: Hemp In Kentucky
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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