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Near Gadsden in Crockett County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Strawberries

 
 
First Strawberries image. Click for full size.
By Russ Keltner, circa February 2008
1. First Strawberries
Inscription. Coming to this region from his native Maryland in 1867, David Brandenburg established here the first large-scale strawberry-growing operation in Tennessee. The industry has now become an important factor in the produce economy of the mid-South.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 30.)
 
Location. 35° 46.296′ N, 89° 0.015′ W. Marker is near Gadsden, Tennessee, in Crockett County. Marker is on U.S. 70A, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gadsden TN 38337, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First United Methodist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Samuel Cole Williams (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cherryville (approx. 6.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Forrest's Raid (approx. 6.6 miles away); Robert H. White, Ph. D. (approx. 6.6 miles away); Skirmish At Carroll Station (approx. 10.9 miles away); Mount Zion (approx. 11.1 miles away); Jackson (approx. 11.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
First Strawberries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
2. First Strawberries Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Russ Keltner of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 705 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Russ Keltner of Milan, Tennessee.   2. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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