Home of the Vidalia Sweet Onion

Home of the Vidalia Sweet Onion (HMBXF)

Location: Vidalia, GA 30474 Toombs County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 12.291', W 82° 21.761'

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One of the first crops of Vidalia Onions was commercially grown near this site in 1931 by Moses Coleman, a local farmer. The onion is planted in a 20 county area from September through February and is harvested from late April through early-June. Vidalia Onions very low in pungency due to a combination of the native soils being low in sulfur and the growing in a mild climate. The onions, grown in this 20 county area, have developed an international reputation as the "world's sweetest onion." The Vidalia Onion was named Georgia's official vegetable in 1990 and is a major state industry.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number138-3
Year Placed1999
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 371568 N 3563956
Decimal Degrees32.20485000, -82.36268333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 12.291', W 82° 21.761'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 12' 17.46" N, 82° 21' 45.66" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3001 1st St, Vidalia GA 30474, US
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