Frederick Watts (1801-1889)

Title

Frederick Watts (1801-1889)

Title

Frederick Watts (1801-1889)

Date

1994-06-11

County

Cumberland

Type

Roadside

Marker Location

Ritner Hwy. (US 11) & Shearer Dr. at entrance to Watts Bus. Park, W of Carlisle

Marker Text

On a 116-acre tract here stood the model farm created 1857-67 by this agricultural reformer. Watts was the first president of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Society, 1851; a founder of the Farmers' High School (now Penn State); and U.S. Commissioner of Agriculture, 1871-76. The farm remained until 1988. Its site selection, layout, and building designs reflected Watts's pioneering ideas on farm efficiency.

Files

frederick-watts.jpg

Citation

“Frederick Watts (1801-1889),” The Land of Penn and Plenty: Bringing History to the Table, accessed November 24, 2017, http://pafoodways.omeka.net/items/show/9.