Virginia Claypool Meredith

Virginia Claypool Meredith (HM29I0)

Location: Cambridge City, IN 47327 Wayne County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 48.767', W 85° 9.736'

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“Queen of American Agriculture”

Side A
As a writer, speaker, stockbreeder, and university professor, Meredith (born 1848) encouraged women to pursue education and careers related to farm life. She inherited Oakland Farm, three blocks south, 1882. Successfully grew business and reputation as farm expert. Appointed to 1893 World's Fair Board of Lady Managers. She was known as "Queen of American Agriculture."

Side B
By 1880s, Meredith promoted advancement of farm women to international audience through speeches for farmers' institutes and women's clubs, and in publications, including Breeders' Gazette. She led efforts to establish home economics science education at University of Minnesota and Purdue University. First female Purdue Trustee, 1921, she served until death, 1936.
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HM NumberHM29I0
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Year Placed2014
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Western Wayne Heritage, Inc., Indiana National Road Association, Purdue University Extension, and Indiana Women’s History Association, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 657300 N 4408593
Decimal Degrees39.81278333, -85.16226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.767', W 85° 9.736'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 46.02" N, 85° 9' 44.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)765
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 512 Historic National Rd, Cambridge City IN 47327, US
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