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Near Williamsport in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tennessee Tobacco Farm

 
 
Tennessee Tobacco Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
1. Tennessee Tobacco Farm Marker
Inscription. On this model farm, Burley tobacco is grown and air-cured. Itís a hard crop to raise, each acre requiring about 250 hours of labor. (Wheat is only three hours!)

William Coleman has been growing tobacco here for over 40 years. Listen as he describes how it's done.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 35° 40.102′ N, 87° 18.999′ W. Marker is near Williamsport, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 401.4), 6.4 miles south of Williamsport Pike (Tennessee Road 50), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the Tobacco Farm / Old Trace Drive turnout. Marker is in this post office area: Hampshire TN 38461, 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 Tobacco Barn (a few steps from this marker); The Natchez Trace at the Tobacco Farm (a few steps from this marker); Tobacco Farm - Old Trace (a few steps from this marker); Stands on the Old Trace (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Trace Walk
Tennessee Tobacco Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
2. Tennessee Tobacco Farm Marker
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Jackson Branch – A Stolen Stream (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Family Farm ... Working in Harmony with the Environment (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lands of the Chickasaw (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 21, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Tennessee Tobacco Farm Marker in 2012 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 8, 2012
3. Tennessee Tobacco Farm Marker in 2012
Photo courtesy of Contributor Sandra Hughes
Tennesse Tobacco Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
4. Tennesse Tobacco Farm Marker
Marker is located along sidewalk between parking area and barn
Tobacco Farm Barn image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
5. Tobacco Farm Barn
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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