Corn Cribs

Corn Cribs (HM89T)

Location: Cherokee, NC 28719 Swain County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 30.751', W 83° 18.267'

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Corn cribs housed the family's most important crop. Corn fed humans and livestock. Families consumed it both fresh and as cornmeal cooked into dishes such as mush and cornbread.

After allowing corn to dry on the stalk, farmers stored it on the cob. The crib provided protection against weather and large animals.

Almost every farm had a corn crib. Some combined a crib and a gear shed, where the farmer also stored tools and implements.
HM NumberHM89T
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 1:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 291016 N 3932323
Decimal Degrees35.51251667, -83.30445000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 30.751', W 83° 18.267'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 30' 45.06" N, 83° 18' 16.02" W
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Area Code(s)828
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3265-3499 Oconaluftee River Trail, Cherokee NC 28719, US
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