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Kudzu Developed Here

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
1. Kudzu Developed Here Marker
Inscription. Kudzu, brought to this country from Asia as an ornamental, was developed near here in the early part of the Twentieth Century and given to the world as a soil-saving, high-protein forage plant by Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Pleas. The fast-growing, deep-rooted leguminous vine has been widely grown in the United States as a drought-resisting, erosion-controlling plant that compares with alfalfa in pasture and hay-making values.
 
Erected 1967 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in Cooperation with Washington County Historical Commission. (Marker Number F-139.)
 
Location. 30° 46.649′ N, 85° 33.092′ W. Marker is in Chipley, Florida, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of West Jackson Avenue (U.S. 90) and West Boulevard, on the right when traveling west on West Jackson Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located at the Washington County Agricultural Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1424 W Jackson Ave, Chipley FL 32428, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Falling Waters State Park (approx. 3.8 miles away); Holmes County (approx. 7.6 miles away); When The Lights Came On
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By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
2. Kudzu Developed Here Marker
(approx. 12.3 miles away); Vernon, Florida (approx. 14.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 15 miles away); Moss Hill (approx. 15.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Kudzu - “the vine that ate the South” (pdf file). Forest Invasive Plants Resource Center (Submitted on April 29, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureHorticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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