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

Hemp in Kentucky

 
 
Hemp in Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
1. Hemp in Kentucky Marker
Inscription. Hemp in Kentucky - First crop grown, 1775. From 1840 to 1860, Ky.'s production largest in U.S. Peak in 1850 was 40,000 tons, with value of $5,000,000. Scores of factories made twine, rope, oakum to caulk sailing ships and cotton bagging. 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.
 
Erected 1970. (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. Clark County Hemp (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 (approx. 5.6
Hemp in Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
2. Hemp in Kentucky Marker
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 opposite side of this marker is: Clark County Hemp
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 16 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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