Near Williamsport in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Tobacco Barn
Burley tobacco must be air-cured for four to six weeks in the barn before itís ready for market. Listen.
Burely is a light brown, aromatic tobacco used chiefly in cigarettes. A small percentage is used for pipe and chewing tobacco.
Fall is the tobacco-curing season. However, a little tobacco is left in this barn all year for you to see.
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
Location. 35° 40.102′ N, 87° 18.988′ 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 Route 50) 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. Tennessee Tobacco Farm (a few steps from this marker); The Natchez Trace at the Tobacco Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Tobacco Farm - Old Trace (within shouting distance of this marker); Stands on the Old Trace (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Trace Walk (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.)
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