Tobacco District

Tobacco District (HMG3W)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.027', W 77° 26.011'

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"Tobacco is in almost everyone's mouth either for mastication, fumigation, inhalation, or discussion." Samuel Mordecai, 1860

"In south Richmond?even the baloney sandwiches and measles epidemics always wore a faint odor of cure tobacco." Tom Robbins, Novelist, 1976

From colonial times through World War II, Richmond was a center for tobacco inspection and processing. By the mid-19th century, the city had become the largest tobacco producer in the world, with more than 50 factories, including chewing tobacco and cigar manufacturers, box makers, and label printers.
HM NumberHMG3W
Placed ByRichmond Riverfront Canal Walk
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 8:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284981 N 4156872
Decimal Degrees37.53378333, -77.43351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.027', W 77° 26.011'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 1.62" N, 77° 26' 0.66" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 114 Virginia St, Richmond VA 23219, US
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