America's First Garden Club

America's First Garden Club (HMQ5S)

Location: Athens, GA 30606 Clarke County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 57.707', W 83° 23.588'

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In I891 at this site, the Ladies Garden Club was founded by twelve Athens ladies in the home of Mrs. E. K. Lumpkin. Mrs. Lamar Cobb was the first president. Beginning as a small neighborhood group, the club extended membership to all Athens ladies interested in gardening in 1892.

In the spring of 1892 the group presented its first flower and vegetable exhibition. By 1894 a set of standards, similar to those of today, had been drawn up to make the shows as professional as possible.

In 1936 the National Council of State Garden Clubs recognized the Ladies Garden Club as America's first garden club.
HM NumberHMQ5S
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number029-9
Year Placed1963
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 9:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 278876 N 3760499
Decimal Degrees33.96178333, -83.39313333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 57.707', W 83° 23.588'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 57' 42.42" N, 83° 23' 35.28" W
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Area Code(s)706, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 N Chase St, Athens GA 30606, US
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