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Near Diamond in Newton County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Birthplace of George Washington Carver

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 22, 2011
1. Birthplace of George Washington Carver Marker
Inscription.

Within this area by Act of Congress
of July 14, 1943, is preserved
the birthplace of
George Washington Carver
who rose from slavery to become
a distinguished scientist and
a great force in creating
racial understanding

 
Erected 1953 by National Park Service.
 
Location. 36° 59.221′ N, 94° 21.299′ W. Marker is near Diamond, Missouri, in Newton County. Touch for map. Marker is along the nature trail at George Washington Carver National Monument. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5646 Carver Road, Diamond MO 64840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. What an Orphan Chooses to Forget - and Remember (here, next to this marker); Special Moments in the Woods (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Carver's Thoughts (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Moses Carver Farm (about 400 feet away); George Washington Carver National Monument (about 400 feet away); George Washington Carver's Birthplace (about 400 feet away); Williams' Spring (about 600 feet away); The Persimmon Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Diamond.
 
Related marker.
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 22, 2011
2. Birthplace of George Washington Carver Marker
Looking north
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Also see . . .
1. George Washington Carver National Monument. (Submitted on April 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. George Washington Carver: Historic Missourian. (Submitted on April 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site. (Submitted on April 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducationScience & Medicine
 
George Washington Carver image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
3. George Washington Carver
This 1942 portrait of George Washington Carver by Betsy Graves Reyneau hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

“Born Diamond Grove (formerly Diamond), Missouri. Born into slavery, George Washington Carver overcame the obstacles of slender means and racial discrimination to seek an education. He believed that "when you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." These words, coupled with his lifelong goal to help poor black farmers trapped in sharecropping and dependency on cotton as a crop, pervaded his work at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute, where he was director of agricultural teaching and research for nearly forty years. Carver's laboratory investigations led to the discovery of more than 450 new commercial products-ranging from margarine to library paste-that could be extracted from previously untapped sources such as the peanut and sweet potato. He demonstrated for southern farmers the wisdom of diversifying crops, instead of relying mainly on the soil-exhausting crop of cotton.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 646 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on August 12, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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