“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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George Washington Carver Historical Markers

Markers related to the inspirational life of George Washington Carver, who rose out of enslavement to become an inventor and educator whose work has positively influenced the lives of generations.
Brief History of Tuskegee, Alabama Marker (Reverse) image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
Brief History of Tuskegee, Alabama Marker (Reverse)
1 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — Brief History of Tuskegee, Alabama
Tuskegee consists of 80 square miles and is the county seat of Macon County, Alabama. Tuskegee rests in the heart of the rural Alabama Black Belt and is 40 miles east of Montgomery. Tuskegee was founded by General Thomas S. Woodward in 1833 after he . . . Map (db m99679) HM
2 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee Institute — Carver Research Foundation1951
On February 10, 1940 George Washington Carver signed the deed of gift establishing the Carver Foundation with a $33,000 contribution from his personal savings. According to Carver, the foundation was established "for the purpose of combining . . . Map (db m101912) HM
3 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee Institute — Carver's Laboratory — Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site —
The primary idea in all of my work was to help the farmer and fill the poor man's empty dinner pail . . . —George Washington Carver George Washington Carver taught classes and developed new products from peanuts, . . . Map (db m101938) HM
4 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee Institute — Dorothy Hall — Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site —
We also felt that we must not only teach the students how to prepare their food but how to serve and eat it properly. Booker T. Washington, The Story of My Life and Work Hospitality continues to reign in this . . . Map (db m100274) HM
5 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee Institute — George Washington CarverDied in Tuskegee Alabama — January 5, 1943 —
A life that stood out as a gospel of self-forgetting service. He could have added fortune to fame but caring for neither he found happiness and honor in being helpful to the world. The centre of his world was the South where he was born in . . . Map (db m100165) HM
6 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee Institute — Tuskegee CemeteryTuskegee Institute National Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
More than 8,000 people, White and Colored, rich and poor, from the lowliest farm and the richest Fifth Avenue mansion crowded in and around the school chapel to pay homage [to Booker T. Washington]. —Baltimore . . . Map (db m99943) HM
7 Kansas, Ness County, Beeler — George Washington Carver
Dedicated to the Memory of George Washington Carver, 1864-1943, Citizen - Scientist - Benefactor who rose from slavery to fame and gave to our country an everlasting heritage. Ness County is proud to honor him and claim him as a pioneer. This stone . . . Map (db m61956) HM
8 Kansas, Ness County, Beeler — 79 — Homestead of a Genius
A mile and half south is a quarter section of land originally homesteaded by George Washington Carver. An African American and one of America's great scientists, Carver revolutionized agriculture in the South with his discoveries. From sweet . . . Map (db m61955) HM
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9 Maryland, Prince George's County, Laurel — George Washington Carver
“My work, my life, must be in the spirit of a little child seeking only to know the truth and follow it.” A man of many visions……George Washington Carver was born a slave in 1860. He earned his Masters Degree from the Iowa State . . . Map (db m120556) HM
10 Michigan, Wayne County, Dearborn — The Carver Labfor the Scientist's Special Work
One of history's great scientists worked here. Renowned scientist George Washington Carver and Henry Ford became friends in 1936. Both were interested in developing synthetic rubber and plastics from soybeans, peanuts and cotton. Ford built . . . Map (db m120318) HM
11 Missouri, Cape Girardeau County, Cape Girardeau — George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver (1864-1943) was born in Diamond Grove, MO. As an agricultural chemist and inventor at Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University, in Alabama, he developed a system of crop rotation. He also discovered 300 uses for . . . Map (db m192155) HM
12 Missouri, Newton County, Diamond — Birthplace of George Washington Carver
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13 Missouri, Newton County, Diamond — George Washington Carver National Monument
Immediately after George Washington Carver’s death in 1943, the United States Congress recognized the importance of keeping his memory alive by establishing Carver’s birthplace as a national monument. George Washington Carver first made an . . . Map (db m42009) HM
14 Missouri, Newton County, Diamond — George Washington Carver's Birthplace
The cabin site offers an impression of the slave cabin in which Carver was born. Its mysteries reflect the confused circumstances of Carver's early life. The log cabin in which George Washington Carver was born was not built with the . . . Map (db m42011) HM
15 Missouri, Newton County, Diamond — George Washington Carver's Thoughts
Right Road …how can I be sure that I’m on the right road?… “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Now you must learn to look to Him for direction and then follow, and you will never go wrong. George . . . Map (db m42892) HM
16 Missouri, Newton County, Diamond — Moses Carver Family Cemetery
As an impressionable young boy, George Washington Carver looked on as friends and neighbors were interred in the Moses Carver Family Cemetery. The cemetery may contain as many as 40 graves dating as far back as 1835, but only 21 of the graves have . . . Map (db m42033) HM
17 Missouri, Newton County, Diamond — The Moses Carver Farm
The farm on which George Washington Carver grew up was owned by Moses and Susan Carver. While George’s path in life took him far from here, he considered this farm his first home. In the 1830s, Moses and Susan Carver moved from Sangamon . . . Map (db m42007) HM
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18 Missouri, Newton County, Diamond — Williams' Spring
William Williams married Moses Carver's niece, Sarah Jane Carver, in 1853 and they built their home beside this spring. Their two children, Daniel and Martha, played with George Washington Carver as they grew up on the farm. During the 1930's . . . Map (db m42031) HM
19 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — George Washington Carver
A former slave boy, George Washington Carver came to Neosho in the 1870s seeking an education. At Neosho’s Lincoln School, he began his long climb out of ignorance. This was his first step toward becoming a world-famous scientist and teacher at . . . Map (db m43025) HM
20 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — Site of First School George Washington Carver Attended
Site of first school George Washington Carver attended in the mid-1870's. Dr. Carver was later a famed botanist and educator.Map (db m63520) HM
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Jun. 8, 2023