Honey Hollow Watershed

Honey Hollow Watershed (HM1M74)

Location: New Hope, PA 18938 Bucks County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 22.337', W 75° 0.539'

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1939-1969

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 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
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HM NumberHM1M74
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
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Date Added Sunday, July 26th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 499237 N 4469078
Decimal Degrees40.37228333, -75.00898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 22.337', W 75° 0.539'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 22' 20.22" N, 75° 0' 32.34" W
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Area Code(s)610, 215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2877 Creamery Rd, New Hope PA 18938, US
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