Clark County Hemp

Signs of HistorySM


One of the ten Bluegrass counties which produced over 90 per cent of the entire country's yield in late 1800s. Production increased from 155 tons in 1869 to over 1,000 tons in 1889, valued at about $125 per ton. In 1942, Winchester selected as site of one of 42 cordage plants built throughout country to offset fiber shortage during war. Hemp in Kentucky.

Photograph courtesy of the Student Technology Leadership Program students of George Rogers Clark High School (March, 1997)

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