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Danville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Danville System

 
 
Danville System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
1. Danville System Marker
Inscription. On this site stood Neal's Warehouse where the "Danville System" of selling tobacco began in 1858. Previously tobacco had been sold by sample from hogsheads, but under the new system it was sold at auction in open, loose piles so buyers could examine the whole lot. It is in general use today.
 
Erected 1969 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number Q 5-d.)
 
Location. 36° 35.211′ N, 79° 23.525′ W. Marker is in Danville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South Union Street and Patton Street, on the left when traveling south on South Union Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville VA 24541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bloody Monday (within shouting distance of this marker); Loyal Baptist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prison Number 6 (about 500 feet away); Confederate Prison No. 6 (about 600 feet away); Danville Tobacco Warehouse and Residential District (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Worsham Street Bridge (approx. mile away); 750 Main Street (approx. mile away); Richmond & Danville Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Danville.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
S Union St & Patton St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
2. S Union St & Patton St
Patton St & S Union St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
3. Patton St & S Union St
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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