Bright-Leaf Tobacco Barns

Bright-Leaf Tobacco Barns (HM1YZC)

Location: Blairs, VA 24527 Pittsylvania County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 45.078', W 79° 23.021'

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By the latter decades of the 19th century, bright-leaf tobacco harvested across Southside Virginia
was typically cured in hand-hewn log barns outfitted with wood-burning stoves. Inside these
barns, tobacco leaves were hung from sticks that
rested on horizontal tier-poles. Flues (or ducts)
distributed heat, which cured the leaves while
protecting them from smoke. The leaves were
then stored in pack barns, graded for quality,
and sent to auction. Flue cure tobacco barns were
retrofitted with oil and gas burners after World
War II and fell into disuse with the introduction
of bulk-curing barns in the 1970s.
Year Placed2014
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 644286 N 4068501
Decimal Degrees36.75130000, -79.38368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 45.078', W 79° 23.021'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 45' 4.68" N, 79° 23' 1.26" W
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Area Code(s)434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10619 US-29, Blairs VA 24527, US
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