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Hampshire in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tobacco Farm - Old Trace

 
 
Tobacco Farm - Old Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 8, 2012
1. Tobacco Farm - Old Trace Marker
Inscription.  Tobacco Farm- You see here a typical early 1900's tobacco farm. A 10-minute loop walk takes you through the field and to the barn where you see tobacco hanging to dry.

Old Trace- From here you may drive north on a narrow 2 -mile section of the original Old Natchez Trace and meet the parkway at the other end.

Your slower pace may take you back in time and let you enjoy the views of the valley below.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Natchez Trace series list.
 
Location. 35° 40.104′ N, 87° 19.01′ W. Marker is in Hampshire, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 401.1) north of Sheboss Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampshire TN 38461, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Natchez Trace at the Tobacco Farm
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(here, next to this marker); Tennessee Tobacco Farm (a few steps from this marker); The Tobacco Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Stands on the Old Trace (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Well Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Trace Walk (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jackson Branch – A Stolen Stream (approx. 2.3 miles away); Natchez Trace Parkway (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace Parkway. National Park Service (Submitted on October 15, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
Tobacco drying image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 8, 2012
2. Tobacco drying
Tobacco drying image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 8, 2012
3. Tobacco drying
Tennessee Tobacco Farm image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 8, 2012
4. Tennessee Tobacco Farm
On this model farm, Burley tobacco is grown and air-cured. It's a hard crop to raise, acre requires about 250 hours of labor. (Wheat is only three hours!) William Coleman has been growing tobacco her for over 40 years. Listen as he describes how it's done.
Tobacco Farm - Old Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 8, 2012
5. Tobacco Farm - Old Trace Marker
This barn was built for Mr. Leland Greenfield in 1959 from timber grown on this farm. Mr. Greenfield first grew tobacco here in 1932. The Greenfield family had owned the land for over 100 years before the State of Tennessee purchased and deeded it to the Natchez Trace Parkway in 1977.
The Natchez Trace at the Tobacco Farm image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 8, 2012
6. The Natchez Trace at the Tobacco Farm
This monument located on the Natchez Trace at the site of the Tobacco Farm, honors the farming industry at Maury County, Tennessee. Maury County was named in honor of Abram Maury and was the home of the 11th United State President, James K. Polk. Marker placed by Jane Knox Chapter Tennessee Chapter Thomas McKissick Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution May 5, 2004
Old Barn on the Trace Marker full of drying tobacco image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 8, 2012
7. Old Barn on the Trace Marker full of drying tobacco
The Tobacco Barn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 8, 2012
8. The Tobacco Barn
Burleys Tobacco must be air-cured for four to six weeks in the barn before it's ready for marker. Listen. burley is a light brown, aromatic tobacco used chiefly in cigarettes. A small percentage is used for pipe and chewing tobacco. Fall is the tobacco-curing season. However, a little tobacco is left in this barn all year for you to see.
Tobacco Farm - Valley Below image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 8, 2012
9. Tobacco Farm - Valley Below
Tobacco Farm - Old Trace Marker near Tobacco Barn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
10. Tobacco Farm - Old Trace Marker near Tobacco Barn
The Old Trace image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
11. The Old Trace
The Old Trace is to the right (east) of the tobacco barn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 764 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 11, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   10, 11. submitted on June 21, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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