Brunswick County, Virginia

Brunswick County, Virginia (HM1585)

Location: Valentines, VA 23887 Brunswick County
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N 36° 32.705', W 77° 48.133'

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"The Original Home of Brunswick Stew"

According to local tradition, while Dr. Creed Haskins and several friends were on a hunting trip in Brunswick County in 1828, his camp cook, Jimmy Matthews, hunted squirrels for a stew. Matthews simmered the squirrels with butter, onions, stale bread, and seasoning, thus creating the dish known as Brunswick stew. Recipes for Brunswick stew have changed over time as chicken has replaced squirrel and vegetables have been added, but the stew remains thick and rich. Other states have made similar claims but Virginia's is the first.
HM NumberHM1585
Marker NumberSN 58
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 6:07am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 249162 N 4048063
Decimal Degrees36.54508333, -77.80221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 32.705', W 77° 48.133'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 32' 42.30" N, 77° 48' 7.98" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26554 Co Rd 669, Valentines VA 23887, US
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