Hemp in Kentucky / Hemp in Mason County

Hemp in Kentucky / Hemp in Mason County (HM1KNZ)

Location: Maysville, KY 41056 Mason County
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N 38° 37.441', W 83° 48.257'

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Hemp in Kentucky


First crop grown, 1775. From 1840 to 1860, Ky. production largest in U.S. Peak in 1850 was 40,000 tons, with value of $5,000,000. Scores of factories made twine, rope, gunny sacks, bags for cotton picking and marketing. State's largest cash crop until 1915. Market lost to imported jute, freed of tariff. As war measure, hemp grown again during World War II. See over.


Hemp in Mason County


The only major hemp-producing Ky. county outside the Blue Grass area. The 1810 crop income was $70,000. Maysville second to Louisville in finished hemp products, 1830s. Nicholas Arthur's factory, using horsepower, was one of several ropewalks, long buildings for spiral winding of hemp fibers. It processed yearly 600,000 lbs. of rope worth $41,000. See over.
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HM NumberHM1KNZ
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Marker Number1165
Year Placed1968
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 255870 N 4278785
Decimal Degrees38.62401667, -83.80428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 37.441', W 83° 48.257'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 37' 26.46" N, 83° 48' 15.42" W
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Area Code(s)606, 859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-62, Maysville KY 41056, US
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