Courthouse Arboretum - Greenville, Mississippi
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 33° 24.417 W 091° 03.157
15S E 681090 N 3698097
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating the arboretum surrounding the Washington County Courthouse in Greenville.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 2/18/2008 5:34:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM36MA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member jdwms_1950
Views: 29

Long Description:

The Courthouse Arboretum

In 1895, Dr. Orville Blanton, son of Harriet Blanton Theobald, "the Mother of Greenville," designed and planted an arboretum on the grounds of the Washington County courthouse featuring native specimens.  The Greenville Garden Club, recognized as the state's first garden club, has served as curator since 1948. ~ text of marker

Date Installed:: 2003/01/01

Organization that placed the object:: Mississippi Department of Archives and History

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