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Near Chincoteague in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tobacco Barn ca. 1790

 
 
Tobacco Barn ca. 1790 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
1. Tobacco Barn ca. 1790 Marker
Inscription.  
This barn was once a place to hang and dry harvested tobacco plants. Tobacco was the primary cash crop in early Virginia. Many large landowners including the Michies grew tobacco as their principle money-making crop.

However, in time, the same planters cursed tobacco for depleting the soil. Furthermore, as the 19th century approached, tobacco became less profitable. Farmers switched to wheat, corn and other "small grains" which allowed the Old Dominion to be more self-sufficient.

The barn was relocated to Michie Tavern in 1992. In the future, this structure will serve as an interpretive tool describing 18th century Virginia agriculture.
 
Erected by Michie Tavern.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1992.
 
Location. 38° 0.492′ N, 78° 27.886′ W. Marker is near Chincoteague, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker can be reached from Thomas Jefferson Parkway (Virginia Route 53) just east of Michie Tavern Lane (Virginia Route 1102), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map

The Tobacco Barn image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
2. The Tobacco Barn
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 641 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michie Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sowell House Floor Plan (within shouting distance of this marker); The Open Porch (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sowell House ca. 1822 (within shouting distance of this marker); Piney River Cabin ca. 1790 (within shouting distance of this marker); Meadow Run Grist Mill ca. 1797 (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Michie Tavern (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Monticello Graveyard (approx. half a mile away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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