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Near Blanch in Caswell County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bright Leaf Tobacco

 
 
Bright Leaf Tobacco Marker image. Click for full size.
Caswell County Historical Association
1. Bright Leaf Tobacco Marker
Inscription.  In 1850s on a farm in this area Abisha Slade perfected a process for curing yellow tobacco. His slave Stephen discovered process in 1839.
 
Erected 1976 by North Carolina Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number G-5.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgricultureHorticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 36° 29.65′ N, 79° 19.061′ W. Marker is near Blanch, North Carolina, in Caswell County. Marker is at the intersection of Blanch Road (State Highway 1523) and Bertha Wilson Road (State Highway 1511), on the left when traveling north on Blanch Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blanch NC 27212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington's Southern Tour (approx. 5.2 miles away); William L. Poteat (approx. 5.3 miles away); Romulus M. Saunders (approx. 5.9 miles away); Bartlett Yancey (approx. 5.9 miles away); Archer T. Gammon
Original Bright Leaf Tobacco Marker image. Click for full size.
Caswell County Historical Association
2. Original Bright Leaf Tobacco Marker
The original Bright Leaf historical marker stood on NC Highway 86 near the Covington and Purley communities of Caswell County, North Carolina. The text in this 1930s photograph is not legible. The view is to the north.
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(approx. 6.1 miles away in Virginia); Dix's Ferry (approx. 6.1 miles away in Virginia); Caswell County Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away); Honoring Nicholas Longworth Dillard (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Purley, Caswell County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2009, by Caswell County Historical Association of Yanceyville, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,302 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on May 25, 2009, by Caswell County Historical Association of Yanceyville, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2009, by Caswell County Historical Association of Yanceyville, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 9, 2021