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Greeneville in Greene County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Austin Company

 
 
Austin Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 28, 2017
1. Austin Company Marker
Inscription.  On Summer Street behind Main Street Place are two murals which depict the tobacco industry. Tobacco was the money crop for many Greene Countians from the early 1800s through the 1900s with warehouses "on every corner". The Austin Company led the state and region in the processing and selling of Burley Tobacco, trading in seventy countries during the 1960s. Local artists, Joe Kilday and Mike Durham, created these murals.
 
Erected by Greene County Heritage Trust.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, Greeneville, Windows to the Past Historic Mural Project series list.
 
Location. 36° 9.746′ N, 82° 49.908′ W. Marker is in Greeneville, Tennessee, in Greene County. Marker is on West Summer Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greeneville TN 37743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Masonic Lodge #3 (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Asbury Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Magnavox (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Johnson and Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Sally Bohannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Valentine Sevier Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John H. Morgan (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greeneville.
 
Also see . . .  Moose Photography's "Abandoned In Tennessee". (Submitted on October 27, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Austin Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 28, 2017
2. Austin Company Marker
Austin Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 28, 2017
3. Austin Company Marker
Austin Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 28, 2017
4. Austin Company Marker
Austin Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 28, 2017
5. Austin Company Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 785 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 27, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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