Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Swain County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
After allowing corn to dry on the stalk, farmers stored it on the cob. The crib provided protection against weather and large animals.
Almost every farm had a corn crib. Some combined a crib and a gear shed, where the farmer also stored tools and implements.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 35° 30.751′ N, 83° 18.267′ W. Marker is in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, in Swain County. Marker is on Route 441 half a mile north of Blue Ridge Parkway. Click for map. Marker is at Mountain Farm Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Cherokee NC 28719, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sorghum Mill and Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); The Meathouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Apple House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain Farm Museum (within shouting Civilian Conservation Corps (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mingus Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Place of the Poplar Boundary Tree (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Regarding Corn Cribs. Crib Photos
Both cribs are from the Deep Creek, North Carolina area. These photos show both their original locations
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