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Near Gadsden in Crockett County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Strawberries

 
 
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By Russ Keltner, circa February 2008
1. First Strawberries
Inscription.  Coming to this region from his native Maryland in 1867, David Brandenburg established here the first large-scale strawberry-growing operation in Tennessee. The industry has now become an important factor in the produce economy of the mid-South.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 30.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 35° 46.296′ N, 89° 0.015′ W. Marker is near Gadsden, Tennessee, in Crockett County. Marker is on U.S. 70A, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gadsden TN 38337, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First United Methodist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Samuel Cole Williams (approx. 5.7 miles away); Fighting For Humboldt (approx. 6.3 miles away); Forrest's Raid (approx. 6.6 miles away); Crockett County's First Court
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By Ken Smith, February 25, 2012
2. First Strawberries Marker
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(approx. 6.6 miles away); Cageville in the Civil War (approx. 6.6 miles away); Robert H. White, Ph. D. (approx. 6.6 miles away); Union University (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2010, by Russ Keltner of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,092 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on February 28, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. Photos:   1. submitted on October 3, 2010, by Russ Keltner of Milan, Tennessee.   2. submitted on February 26, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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