Tobacco Farmers Unite

Tobacco Farmers Unite (HM1YDG)

Location: Guthrie, KY 42234 Todd County
Buy Kentucky State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 36° 38.855', W 87° 9.925'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
(Side One)
Farmers throughout Western Ky. and northern Tn. gathered in Guthrie on Sept. 24, 1904, in response to the tobacco growers' economic hardship. Five thousand farmers participated in the formation of a cooperative to pool their crops in opposition to price-fixing by James Duke and the American Tobacco Co. Two more Guthrie rallies in 1905-06.
(Side Two)
The Planters Protective Association advocated state & federal policies more responsive to farmers needs. On May 29, 1911, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the American Tobacco Co. violated the Sherman Antitrust Act & directed James Duke to bust up his operation. Tobacco prices began to climb. The association was disbanded in 1914.
Year Placed2009
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 485214 N 4055791
Decimal Degrees36.64758333, -87.16541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 38.855', W 87° 9.925'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 38' 51.3" N, 87° 9' 55.5" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)270, 931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 202-298 US-41, Guthrie KY 42234, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?