Near Lebanon in Wilson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
William Haskell Neal
Maple Dale Farm was the home of William Haskell Neal, originator of Neal's Paymaster Corn. In 1898 he began field selection of seed corn from stalks bearing two ears. His corn breeding experimentation marked the beginning of hybrid corn in the United States. This work led to significant increases in farm productivity and to more income for farmers. In 1937 Neal was the first person inducted into the Tennessee Agricultural Hall of Fame. He died on July 10, 1934, and his remains were interred in Bethlehem Cemetery.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 213.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 36° 12.027′ N, 86° 9.876′ W. Marker is near Lebanon, Tennessee, in Wilson County. Marker is on Trousdale Ferry Pike (State Highway 141) half a mile east of Big Springs Road, on the right when travelingTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6544 Trousdale Ferry Pike, Lebanon TN 37090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. DeFord Bailey (approx. 4.3 miles away); Thompson-Partlow Cabin and Smokehouse (approx. 5.9 miles away); Cartmell Cabin (approx. 5.9 miles away); Livesay Mill (approx. 5.9 miles away); Forbes Cabin (approx. 6 miles away); Melrose Church (approx. 6 miles away); Mr. Luther's Blacksmith Shop and Broom Factory (approx. 6 miles away); Pete Smith's Store (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.