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Mableton in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Corn Crib

— The Mable House —

 
 
Corn Crib Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 6, 2022
1. Corn Crib Marker
Inscription.  Corn was one of the most important crops in Georgia in the 1800s. The Mable family grew corn to provide food for their animals such as hogs and cows. They also took a portion of their dried corn crop to a nearby grist mill to be ground into corn meal. Early settlers in the Southeast learned how to make corn bread from Native Americans. Corn bread cooked in an iron skillet over a fire was a staple for all of the people on the Mable farm.

The corn crib you see here was moved to this site from a nearby farm and it is similar to the structure the Mables would have used. After the harvest the ears of corn (with or without husks) were placed in a corn crib to dry to prevent spoilage. To dry the corn openings high and low were needed to allow air to circulate. This corn crib has been modified over the years and most of the openings have been closed.

Did you know …
Fresh sweet corn as we now eat it was first cultivated in 1850. At the time many thought corn was not suitable for people to eat.

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• (Left) Typical Georgia Gristmill of the 1860s Photo courtesy of Michael VanDeWalker
Corn Crib Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 6, 2022
2. Corn Crib Marker
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• (Right) Corn drying in a corn crib
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 33° 49.619′ N, 84° 34.489′ W. Marker is in Mableton, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker can be reached from Floyd Road Southwest, 0.1 miles north of Maran Lane Southwest, on the right when traveling north. Marker is behind the Mable House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5239 Floyd Rd SW, Mableton GA 30126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blacksmith Shop (a few steps from this marker); Kitchen House (a few steps from this marker); Mable Plantation African American Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Historic Mable House (a few steps from this marker); Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Smokehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Sweet Potato House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mable House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mableton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Mar. 22, 2023