Stokely-Van Camp, Inc.

Stokely-Van Camp, Inc. (HMITW)

Location: Dandridge, TN 37725 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 1.447', W 83° 18.307'

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Side A
One-half mile south, on Seehorn Creek, the first Stokely Brothers cannery was built in 1898 with $3,900 invested by Colonel Alfred R. Swann, Anna Rorex Stokely, and her sons, James and John. In the 30 ~ by ~ 60 ~ foot shed, 4,000 cases of tomatoes were canned that summer, hauled by wagon to a landing on the Stokely farm and shipped to market by boat.

Side B
The Stokely Brothers canning operation grew to become one of America's largest companies with 4,500 full-time employees and almost $600 million in annual sales. Known for its canned pork~and~beans, Stokely~Van Camp was the first marketer of the sports drink, Gatorade. In 1983, the Quaker Oats Company purchased Stokely~Van Camp for $238 million.
Marker Number1C87
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 6:32am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 292291 N 3989081
Decimal Degrees36.02411667, -83.30511667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 1.447', W 83° 18.307'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 1' 26.82" N, 83° 18' 18.42" W
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Area Code(s)865
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1903 US-25W, Dandridge TN 37725, US
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