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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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureHorticulture & Forestry.
 
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. Marker is located at the Washington County Agricultural Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1424 W Jackson Ave, Chipley FL 32428, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
2. Kudzu Developed Here Marker
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markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Third Street Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Falling Waters State Park (approx. 3.8 miles away); Holmes County (approx. 7.6 miles away); When The Lights Came On (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); Native Americans in Holmes Valley (approx. 17.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chipley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 804 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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