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Frederick Watts (1801-1889)

 
 
Frederick Watts (1801-1889) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
1. Frederick Watts (1801-1889) Marker
Inscription. On a 116-acre tract here stood the model farm created 1857-67 by this agricultural reformer. Watts was the first president of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Society, 1851; a founder of the Farmers' High School (now Penn State); and U.S. Commissioner of Agriculture, 1871-76. The farm remained until 1988. Its site selection, layout, and building designs reflected Watts's pioneering ideas on farm efficiency
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 11.572′ N, 77° 14.18′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Ritner Hwy. (US 11) and Shearer Drive on Ritner Hwy. (US 11). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forbes Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); Carlisle (approx. 1.4 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Carlisle (approx. 2 miles away); The Charles Nisbet Campus of Dickinson College (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dickinson School of Law
Frederick Watts (1801-1889) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
2. Frederick Watts (1801-1889) Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Dickinson Students Part Ways (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Forbes Road (approx. 2.2 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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