Heirloom Vegetable and Fruit Garden, Barn and Orchard

Heirloom Vegetable and Fruit Garden, Barn and Orchard (tmp-5bc66)

Location: Thomaston, ME 04861 Knox County
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N 44° 4.914', W 69° 10.103'

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Knox Museum

In keeping with its mission to "honor the life and times of Henry Knox and the heritage of Montpelier," the Knox Museum is working to implement a landscape program for its campus, developed in collaboration with Richardson & Associates Landscape Architects, featuring designs and plants noted in Henry Knox's records.Here lies the future site of the heirloom vegetable and fruit garden designed to feature plants that would have been found in Henry's own garden. His financial papers note receipts for vegetable seeds such as pumpkins, beans, spinach and broccoli, among many others.
"The kitchen garden I would have east of the house and about 100 yards from the house . . . collect a great number of roots of the wild strawberries and plant them in the garden, and also the raspberry."Knox to Thomas Vose, 12 April 1794
A barn will be located behind the vegetable garden and orchard to house a multi-purpose community space for events, classes and gatherings, and to provide storage.Around the vegetable garden, an orchard will be developed, again based upon Knox's detailed records, to plant specific varieties of apple, pear, peach, and cherry trees. It will extend in front of Cole House and also around the far side of the garden to the barn.

"I have ordered a considerable number of fruit trees to be sent to you in order to be planted out this fall in the place designed for the garden - I am desirous that the spot should be pitched upon for the garden, upon the slope of the hill toward Mill river . . . "Knox to Thomas Vose, 20 October 1793
(Marker Number 11.)
HM Numbertmp-5bc66
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 486518 N 4880983
Decimal Degrees44.08190000, -69.16838333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 4.914', W 69° 10.103'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 4' 54.84" N, 69° 10' 6.18" W
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Area Code(s)207
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Old High St, Thomaston ME 04861, US
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