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Waverly in Sussex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Early Peanut Crop

 
 
Early Peanut Crop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
1. Early Peanut Crop Marker
Inscription. One mile northwest Dr. Matthew Harris grew the first commercial crop of peanuts in the United States, according to tradition, in or soon after 1842.
 
Erected 1959 by Virginia State library. (Marker Number K 306.)
 
Location. 37° 0.26′ N, 77° 2.669′ W. Marker is in Waverly, Virginia, in Sussex County. Marker is on South County Drive (U.S. 460) near George Town Road (Virginia Route 615), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waverly VA 23890, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ellis Preaching House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Miles B. Carpenter (approx. 3.6 miles away); Coppahaunk Springs (approx. 3.6 miles away); Colonel Michael Blow (approx. 4.8 miles away); Sussex County / Southampton County (approx. 6.2 miles away); Carsley United Methodist Church (approx. 6.7 miles away); Jerusalem Baptist Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); Cypress Church (approx. 8.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Waverly.
 
Also see . . .  Sussex County, Virginia - A place for nuts and those who love them (Peanuts, that is). (Submitted on September 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
S County Dr image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
2. S County Dr

 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 626 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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