MASON COUNTY HEMP - HISTORICAL MARKER #1165
1755-BUS, Maysville, KY 41056 (near entrance of Maysville Community College)
The only major hemp-producing Ky. county outside the Blue Grass area. The 1810 crop income was $70,000. Maysville second to Louisville in finished hemp products, 1830s. Nicholas Arthur's factory, using horsepower, was one of several ropewalks, long buildings for spiral winding of hemp fibers. It processed yearly 600,000 lbs. of rope worth $41,000.