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America's First Garden Club (Clarke County)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 33° 57.707 W 083° 23.588
17S E 278876 N 3760499
Quick Description: Site of the first garden club in America.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/18/2005 4:55:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM2V1
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
Views: 27

Long Description:
In 1891 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.
Type of Marker: Other

Marker #: Not listed

Date: Not listed

Sponsor: Not listed

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