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Danville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Danville Tobacco Warehouse and Residential District

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
1. Danville Tobacco Warehouse and Residential District Marker
Inscription. This area formed the economic core of 19th-century Danville. Founded in 1793 at Wynne’s Falls on the Dan River to facilitate tobacco inspection, Danville became a regional center of activity because of the river and later the railroad. Situated in an area especially well-suited for the cultivation of bright leaf tobacco, the city became a major tobacco manufacturing center. Textile mills were built in the 1880s, partially financed by the profits from the booming tobacco industry. This district, composed of both industrial buildings and residences, was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1980 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
 
Erected 2012 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q 5-n.)
 
Location. 36° 35.215′ N, 79° 23.346′ W. Marker is in Danville, Virginia. Marker is on Craghead Street west of Wislon Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville VA 24541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Worsham Street Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Prison No. 6 (about 500 feet away); Prison Number 6
Danville Tobacco Warehouse and Residential District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
2. Danville Tobacco Warehouse and Residential District Marker
(about 500 feet away); Loyal Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); Bloody Monday (about 800 feet away); Danville System (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richmond & Danville Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Richmond & Danville Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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