Reynoldsburg - Birthplace of the Tomato

Reynoldsburg - Birthplace of the Tomato (HMBE6)

Location: Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 56.838', W 82° 47.759'

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Alexander W. Livingston, plant breeder, horticulturist and seed merchant, who became internationally known through his development of the tomato, was born October 14, 1821, the son of John and Mary Graham Livingston. The first known variety of the tomato was the Paragon produced by Livingston by selection and crossing in a field of many varieties on his " Buckeye Farm" located at 1792 Graham Road, City of Reynoldsburg, Franklin County, Ohio. Livingston died November 11, 1898 and is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.
HM NumberHMBE6
Year Placed1965
Placed ByCity of Reynoldsburg and The Franklin County Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 3:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 346573 N 4423452
Decimal Degrees39.94730000, -82.79598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.838', W 82° 47.759'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 50.28" N, 82° 47' 45.54" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1792 Graham Rd, Reynoldsburg OH 43068, US
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