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Hannibal in Marion County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

In Memory of William Henry Hatch

1833-1896

 
 
In Memory of William Henry Hatch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, May 10, 2020
1. In Memory of William Henry Hatch Marker
Inscription.  Born in Georgetown, Kentucky. Admitted to Kentucky Bar in 1854. Moved to Hannibal in 1855. Served two terms as Circuit Attorney. Enlisted in Confederate Army in 1862 where he advanced to assistant adjutant general. Elected to United States Congress in 1878. Served until 1894. Worked for more than 50 acts important to agriculture. His sponsorship and leadership resulted in passage of legislation known as the Hatch Act of 1887 authorizing state agricultural experiment stations served as models for agricultural research that has enabled agriculture in the United States to be the most productive in the world. He was active in passage of the second Morrill Act of 1890 and establishment of the U.S. Department of Agriculture creating the bureau of animal industry, federal meat inspection and the weather bureau. This site is a part of his farm known as Strawberry Hill where he was a breeder of jersey cattle, Kentucky trotting horses and southdown sheep. In cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, the University of Missouri used this property as a dairy experimental station in the breeding and management of dairy cattle for 32 years.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 39° 41.475′ N, 91° 23.944′ W. Marker is in Hannibal, Missouri, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from McMasters Avenue (U.S. 61) north of Westlover Road. Marker is behind the Hannibal Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 McMasters Avenue, Hannibal MO 63401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Douglas (approx. 2.2 miles away); Eighth and Center Sts. Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Clemens Field Commemoration (approx. 2.4 miles away); Fifth Street Baptist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Jake Beckley (approx. 2.4 miles away); 342 (approx. 2.4 miles away); 376 (approx. 2.4 miles away); 390 (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hannibal.
 
Also see . . .  William Henry Hatch on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 19, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
In Memory of William Henry Hatch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, May 10, 2020
2. In Memory of William Henry Hatch Marker
Behind the Hannibal Welcome Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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