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Reynoldsburg - Birthplace of the Tomato

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 8, 2009
1. Reynoldsburg - Birthplace of the Tomato Marker
Inscription.  Alexander W. Livingston, plant breeder, horticulturist and seed merchant, who became internationally known through his development of the tomato, was born October 14, 1821, the son of John and Mary Graham Livingston. The first known variety of the tomato was the Paragon produced by Livingston by selection and crossing in a field of many varieties on his “ Buckeye Farm” located at 1792 Graham Road, City of Reynoldsburg, Franklin County, Ohio. Livingston died November 11, 1898 and is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.
 
Erected 1965 by City of Reynoldsburg and The Franklin County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 56.838′ N, 82° 47.759′ W. Marker is in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on Graham Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the grounds of the Livingston House Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1792 Graham Road, Reynoldsburg OH 43068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Livingston House (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynoldsburg
Reynoldsburg - Birthplace of the Tomato Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 8, 2009
2. Reynoldsburg - Birthplace of the Tomato Marker
Livingston House in background.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9473 War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9473 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mile Markers (approx. mile away); Union Veteran Legion Sherman Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Forest Lawn Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Francis H. Game Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reynoldsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Alexander W. Livingston - Ohio History Central. (Submitted on March 31, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. AgricultureHorticulture & Forestry
 
Alexander W. Livingston image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 8, 2009
3. Alexander W. Livingston
Livingston House Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 8, 2009
4. Livingston House Park Sign
Livingston House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 8, 2009
5. Livingston House
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,500 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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