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Hermitage in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Belted Galloway

 
 
The Belted Galloway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
1. The Belted Galloway Marker
Inscription. The Belted Galloway is an heirloom breed of beef cattle originating in the mountainous region of Galloway in southwestern Scotland. A hardy breed, they are naturally polled (hornless) and are distinguished by their thick heavy coats and white belt banding their middle. Their unique hair coat is an inner downy layer called the undercoat and an outer layer called the overcoat. The long hair of the overcoat gives the Belted Galloway its shaggy appearance. This double coat provides the animal a shield of insulation of over 4000 hairs to the square inch and because of this natural insulation, they have little back fat. They are expert foragers. This versatile breed is known for longevity and can adapt well to any locale. Known for their maternal instincts and natural calving ability, a cow will raise a calf every year providing her youngster with rich milk. They are disease resistant, moderate sized, quiet, docile, and easily handled.

While Andrew Jackson would not have had this particular breed, he did have livestock on The Hermitage.

In 1833, it is recorded that he had 300 hogs, 60 cows and yearlings, 22 calves, 9 sheep and 59 lambs. It is believed that the cattle were Herefords or Durhams.

For more information regarding the Belted Galloway, please contact:
The Belted Galloway society, Inc.
www.beltie.org
(717-677-9655)
Wide view of The Belted Galloway Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2015
2. Wide view of The Belted Galloway Marker

 
Erected by The Hermitage.
 
Location. 36° 13.015′ N, 86° 36.652′ W. Marker is in Hermitage, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker can be reached from Rachel's Lane. Touch for map. Located at the Hermitage historical site. Marker is in this post office area: Hermitage TN 37076, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abandonment and Preservation (here, next to this marker); A home for Jackson’s Slaves (a few steps from this marker); Land Conservation at The Hermitage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hermitage Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Quarter Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Growing Cotton (within shouting distance of this marker); A Future President's Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The North Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hermitage.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on March 13, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on February 10, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   2. submitted on July 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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