“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Covesville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Covesville Apple Industry

Covesville Apple Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Covesville Apple Industry Marker
Inscription. In 1866 Dr. William D. Boaz established the first commercial apple orchard in Covesville. These orchards specialized in the Albemarle Pippin, which became one of the most prized and profitable apple varieties grown in Virginia. By 1890 the success of this variety, shipped as far away as England and France, helped the Boaz orchards become one of the most productive commercial orchards in Virginia. As the business grew, it spurred the development of many of Covesville's buildings, including apple-packing plants, cider mills, workers' housing, stores, depots, and cooperages. Several of these sites remain within the Covesville Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number GA-44.)
Location. 37° 53.438′ N, 78° 42.273′ W. Marker is near Covesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is at the intersection of Monacan Trail Road (U.S. 29) and Lackey Lane (County Route 838), on the right when traveling south on Monacan Trail Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Covesville VA 22931, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nelson County / Albemarle County (approx. 2.4 miles away); Boyhood Home of Colonel John Mosby (approx. 4.7 miles away); Hurricane Camille (approx. 6.8 miles away); Staunton and James River Turnpike (approx. 7.3 miles away); Rockfish Church (approx. 7.8 miles away); Miller School (approx. 8.3 miles away); Viewmont (approx. 8.4 miles away); Site of Viewmont (approx. 8.4 miles away).
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 733 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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