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Milledgeville in Baldwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Allen Strain

 
 
The Allen Strain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 30, 2017
1. The Allen Strain Marker
Inscription.
In grateful commemoration
of the contribution to agriculture by
Drs. Henry Dawson
and
Edwin Whitaker Allen, Brothers,
of Baldwin County, Georgia, in the discovery,
improvement and dissemination, 1920-1940, of
the Allen Strain, reseeding variety, crimson clover.

 
Erected 1953 by the Progressive Farmers Club of Baldwin County.
 
Location. 33° 4.868′ N, 83° 13.766′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Hancock Street and North Wilkinson Street. Touch for map. Located in front of the old Baldwin County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Hancock Street, Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baldwin County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Great Seal of Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); De Soto in Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Charles Holmes Herty (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Charles Holmes Herty
The Allen Strain monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 30, 2017
2. The Allen Strain monument
Note the carving of clover above the marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Georgia State Penitentiary (within shouting distance of this marker); Tomlinson Fort House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Masonic Temple of Benevolent Lodge No 3, F. & A. M. (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milledgeville.
 
Regarding The Allen Strain. Brothers Dr. Henry Dawson Allen and Dr. Edwin Whitaker Allen.

Crimson clover was first used in the United States in the south as a pasture legume. Its use began as early as the mid 1800s and interest in using it increased around 1940. Over the past 60 years many different types of crimson clover have been produced. Reseeding varieties are now popular and its use as a cover crop have become widely known.
 
Categories. AgricultureScience & Medicine
 
The Allen Strain monument in front of Old Courthouse building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 30, 2017
3. The Allen Strain monument in front of Old Courthouse building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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