“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Charlottesville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Tobacco Barn ca.1790

Tobacco Barn ca.1790 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 19, 2011
1. Tobacco Barn ca.1790 Marker
Inscription. This barn was once a place to hang and dry harvested tobacco plants. Tobacco was the primary cash crop in early Virginia. Many large landholders, including the Michies, grew tobacco as their principal money-making crop.

However, in time, these same planters cursed tobacco for depleting the soil. Furthermore, as the 19th century approached, tobacco became less profitable. Farmers switched to wheat, corn and other “small grains” which allowed the Old Dominion to be more self sufficient.

This barn was relocated to Michie Tavern in 1992. In the near future this structure will restored much like the The Clothier and Metal Smith Shop.
Erected by Michie Tavern.
Location. 38° 0.493′ N, 78° 27.885′ W. Marker is near Charlottesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Thomas Jefferson Parkway (Virginia Route 53) and Mitchie Tavern Lane (County Road 1102), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Meadow Run Grist Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Piney River Cabin
Tobacco Barn ca.1790 image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 19, 2011
2. Tobacco Barn ca.1790
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Monticello Graveyard (approx. half a mile away); Wood Trades (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nail-Making (approx. 0.6 miles away); Discovering Mulberry Row (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Levy Legacy (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Ice House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlottesville.
Also see . . .  Mitchie Tavern. (Submitted on March 19, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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