Tobacco Barn ca.1790

Tobacco Barn ca.1790 (HM1090)

Location: Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 0.493', W 78° 27.885'

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This barn was once a place to hang and dry harvested tobacco plants. Tobacco was the primary cash crop in early Virginia. Many large landholders, including the Michies, grew tobacco as their principal money-making crop.

However, in time, these same planters cursed tobacco for depleting the soil. Furthermore, as the 19th century approached, tobacco became less profitable. Farmers switched to wheat, corn and other "small grains" which allowed the Old Dominion to be more self sufficient.

This barn was relocated to Michie Tavern in 1992. In the near future this structure will restored much like the The Clothier and Metal Smith Shop.
HM NumberHM1090
Placed ByMichie Tavern
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 3:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 722581 N 4209760
Decimal Degrees38.00821667, -78.46475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 0.493', W 78° 27.885'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 0' 29.58" N, 78° 27' 53.10" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 641 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville VA 22902, US
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