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

The Tobacco Barn

 
 
The Tobacco Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
1. The Tobacco Barn Marker
Inscription.

Burley tobacco must be air-cured for four to six weeks in the barn before itís ready for market. Listen.

Burely 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.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 35° 40.102′ N, 87° 18.988′ W. Marker is near Williamsport, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 401.4), 6.4 miles south of Williamsport Pike (Tennessee Route 50) when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Tobacco Farm / Old Trace Drive turnout. Marker is in this post office area: Hampshire TN 38461, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tennessee Tobacco Farm (a few steps from this marker); The Natchez Trace at the Tobacco Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Tobacco Farm - Old Trace (within shouting distance of this marker);
Marker is Located Inside Tobacco Barn image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
2. Marker is Located Inside Tobacco Barn
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); The Family Farm ... Working in Harmony with the Environment (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 21, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Tobacco Barn image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
3. Tobacco Barn
Tobacco Farm Barn image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
4. Tobacco Farm Barn
Tobacco Drying image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 8, 2012
5. Tobacco Drying
Photo courtesy of Contributor Sandra Hughes
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 21, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   5. submitted on October 11, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.
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