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Terrell in Kaufman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Porter Farms

 
 
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By Rheba Bybee, September 11, 2016
1. Porter Farms Marker
Inscription. Birthplace of agricultural (cooperative) extension, under lead of Dr. Seaman A. Knapp, U.S. Department of Agriculture. On Feb. 26, 1903, from places offered, a special committee of citizens selected farm of Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Porter for first "farm demonstration". The project was highly successful in demonstrating methods of farming. Extension is now part of each state land-grant university and adapted in many foreign nations. Porter sons still operate this pioneer farm, "Where science and farmers first joined hands".
 
Erected 1970 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8542.)
 
Location. 32° 46.571′ N, 96° 16.416′ W. Marker is in Terrell, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 986 and Porter Road, on the right when traveling north on Route 986. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14892 FM 986, Terrell TX 75160, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Presbyterian Church of Terrell (approx. 1.9 miles away); John H. Corley Home (approx. 2 miles away); The R. L. Warren House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Walter P. and Meck Allen House
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By Rheba Bybee, September 11, 2016
2. Porter Farms
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Victorian Residence, 1883 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Terrell Elementary School (approx. 2.2 miles away); S. M. N. Marrs (approx. 2.2 miles away); Dr. L. E. Griffith Homeplace (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terrell.
 
Also see . . .  Porter Farms Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 12, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas.)
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
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By Rheba Bybee, September 11, 2016
3. Porter Farms
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By Rheba Bybee
4. Porter Farms
Porter Farms has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1955. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 12, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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