George Washington Carver National Monument

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George Washington Carver National Monument
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of George Washington Carver National Monument
Map showing the location of George Washington Carver National Monument
Map showing the location of George Washington Carver National Monument
Map showing the location of George Washington Carver National Monument
Location Newton County, Missouri, US
Nearest city Diamond, Missouri
Coordinates 36°59′11″N 94°21′15″W / 36.986361°N 94.354191°W / 36.986361; -94.354191Coordinates: 36°59′11″N 94°21′15″W / 36.986361°N 94.354191°W / 36.986361; -94.354191
Area 210 acres (85 ha)[1]
Authorized July 14, 1943 (1943-July-14)
Visitors 30,787 (in 2011)[2]
Governing body National Park Service
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George Washington Carver National Monument

George Washington Carver National Monument
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Wagon and 1881 Moses Carver House at George Washington Carver National Monument
Nearest city Diamond, Missouri
Area 210 acres (85 ha)
NRHP Reference # 66000114[3]
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966

George Washington Carver National Monument is a unit of the National Park Service located about two miles west of Diamond, Missouri; the national monument was founded on July 14, 1943, by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who dedicated $30,000 to the monument. It was the first national monument dedicated to a black American and first to a non-president.[4]

The site preserves of the boyhood home of George Washington Carver, as well as the 1881 Moses Carver house and the Carver cemetery. His boyhood home consists of rolling hills, woodlands, and prairies.[4] The 240-acre (97 ha) park has a 34-mile (1.2 km) nature trail, film, museum, and an interactive exhibit area for students. It is open year-round, from 9 am to 5 pm.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Listing of acreage as of December 31, 2011". Land Resource Division, National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  2. ^ "NPS Annual Recreation Visits Report". National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  3. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ a b Richard I. Ortega (April 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: George Washington Carver National Monument" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2017-01-01.  (includes 2 photographs from 1975)

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