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Seneca in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Soil Conservation District Plan

 
 
First Soil Conservation District Plan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
1. First Soil Conservation District Plan Marker
Inscription.  On February 4, 1938, Mrs. Ploma M. Adams, owner of this farm, assisted by the Upper Savannah Soil Conservation District, initiated the first Farm-Conservation Plan of any district in America.
 
Erected 1963 by Oconee, Pickens and Anderson Soil Conservation Districts. (Marker Number 37-1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEnvironment. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1811.
 
Location. 34° 40.583′ N, 82° 58.083′ W. Marker is in Seneca, South Carolina, in Oconee County. Marker is on West South 4th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca SC 29678, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seneca Institute / Seneca Junior College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Seneca (approx. 0.9 miles away); Seneca Firsts (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wall of Honor (approx. 1.1 miles away); Memorial Gateway (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fairplay Community Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Oconee County Training School
First Soil Conservation District Plan Marker Looking Southwest Along South West 4th Street image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
2. First Soil Conservation District Plan Marker Looking Southwest Along South West 4th Street
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); Oconee County World War Veterans (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seneca.
 
Also see . . .  South Carolina Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. The first conservation plan developed and approved by a Soil and Water Conservation District in America was developed on February 4, 1938 with Mrs. Ploma Adams, assisted by the Upper Savannah Soil Conservation District in Oconee County, South Carolina. (Submitted on November 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 949 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on January 8, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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