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J. T. Polk Canning Co.

 
 
J. T. Polk Canning Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 13, 2013
1. J. T. Polk Canning Co. Marker
Inscription. James T. And Laura B. Polk started what became the largest cannery west of Baltimore by first canning tomatoes on their kitchen stove in 1872. “Polk’s Best” brand of canned vegetables were sold world wide for many years. The huge factory stood just south of this site. One four story building housed a hall and library known as the Social Institute - - a center devoted to the cultural and educational betterment of the community. The factory burned in 1906. It was rebuilt in 1907 and sold in 1919. The last owner was Stokelys who did canning from 1930 to 1959.
 
Erected 1976 by Greenwood Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 36.827′ N, 86° 5.957′ W. Marker is in Greenwood, Indiana, in Johnson County. Marker is on East Main Street east of Polk Place, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwood IN 46142, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Birthplace of Banking in Greenwood (approx. 0.6 miles away); James T. and Laura Polk Community House (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Church, School and Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial
Reverse View - - J. T. Polk Canning Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 13, 2013
2. Reverse View - - J. T. Polk Canning Co. Marker
(approx. one mile away); First Cabin in Greenwood (approx. 1.6 miles away); Glade-Dobbins Cemetery (approx. 3.5 miles away); Proctor Park (approx. 3.5 miles away); Mary Bryan, Pioneer Woman (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenwood.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Wide View - - J. T. Polk Canning Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 13, 2013
3. Wide View - - J. T. Polk Canning Co. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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