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New Hope in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Honey Hollow Watershed

1939-1969

 
 
Honey Hollow Watershed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
1. Honey Hollow Watershed Marker
Inscription. The Honey Hollow Watershed conservation site is the first small created watershed to be brought totally under water, soil, and wildlife conservation practices in the United States. It was established in 1939 by six farmers, living on William Penn Grant land, who invited the then newly formed United States Soil Conservation Service to counsel them in controlling erosion.

The conservation practices that were started in 1939 would continue under the guidance of the Soil Conservation Service, and thus serve as demonstration of the latest and best methods of maintaining our soil and holding water on the land.

On October 12, 1969, a ceremony was held on the hillside overlooking the valley through which the Honey Hollow stream flows. The purpose of the gathering was to dedicated the Honey Hollow Watershed as a National Historic Landmark—the first agricultural landmark of its kind.

“Pool land makes poor farmers; good soils make substantial farmers.”
Dr. Hugh Bennett, First Chief of the Soil Conservation Service.

(Inscription under the images in the center)
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Henry Wallace (left) meets at Honey Hollow with P. Alston Waring, Gene Crooks and Forrest Crooks in 1944.

(Inscription on the image denoting a plaque)
Honey Hollow Watershed has been designated

Honey Hollow Watershed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
2. Honey Hollow Watershed Marker
a Registered National Historical Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States-U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service 1969
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 40° 22.337′ N, 75° 0.539′ W. Marker is in New Hope, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Creamery Road. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of Bucks County Audubon Society, Honey Holly Environmental Education Center. Marker is in this post office area: New Hope PA 18938, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Honey Hollow Watershed (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Honey Hollow Watershed (approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel D. Ingham (approx. 1.6 miles away); John Wells (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mills (approx. 2.5 miles away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 2.6 miles away); Centre Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away in New Jersey); Centre Bridge / Delaware and Raritan Canal Feeder (approx. 2.7 miles away in New Jersey). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Hope.
 
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Honey Hollow Watershed Marker-Sign at the entrance image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
3. Honey Hollow Watershed Marker-Sign at the entrance
Honey Hollow Watershed Marker-located on SR 263 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
4. Honey Hollow Watershed Marker-located on SR 263
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 25, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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