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Greenbrier in Robertson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery

 
 
Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2020
1. Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery Marker
Inscription.  One mile east on Long Branch Charles Nelson opened Greenbrier Distillery in 1870. The largest producer in Robertson County of sour mash whiskey and fruit brandy until 1909, Nelson's helped provide economic prosperity to this area. The original metal tiered warehouse, later used to smoke tobacco, and spring house still stand.
 
Erected by Charlotte Reeves Robertson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 36° 25.73′ N, 86° 48.32′ W. Marker is in Greenbrier, Tennessee, in Robertson County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 41) and Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2561 Broad Street, Greenbrier TN 37073, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Davidson County / Robertson County (approx. 5.9 miles away);
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Morgan's Return (approx. 6.6 miles away); Guarding Springfield (approx. 6.9 miles away); Tennessee Light and Power Company (approx. 7.1 miles away); Robertson County World War II Tree Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles away); Robertson County World War II Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles away); Springfield (approx. 7.1 miles away); Robertson County Vietnam Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2020
2. Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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