Historic Markers Across Florida

Kudzu Developed Here

Marker ID: FLHM F-139
Location: U. S. 90 at West Blvd. in front of Agriculture Center
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 30° 46.650    W 085° 33.091
  30.7775    -85.55151666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7Z6M


Kudzu, brought to this country from Asia as an ornamental, was developed near here in the early part of the Twentieth Century and given to the world as a soil-saving, high-protein forage plant by Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Pleas. The fast-growing, deep-rooted leguminous vine has been widely grown in the United States as a drought-resisting, erosion-controlling plant that compares with alfalfa in pasture and hay-making values.Sponsors: Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials In Cooperation with Washington County Historical Commission


City: Chipley, FL