Supplying an Agricultural Community

Supplying an Agricultural Community (HM1MF)

Location: Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 8.502', W 77° 11.564'

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Gaithersburg began as an agricultural community. With the coming of the railroad in the late 1800's, markets in Washington, D. C. and Baltimore were opened to area farmers. Wheat, vegetables, fruits, meats, dairy products, and cider could be easily moved to markets in larger cities. The Gaithersburg area flourished and soon became the center of farming activity in Montgomery County. In addition to commercial farming, domestic farming was also common. A family often raised its own chickens, cows, and pigs, and cultivated its own produce. Southern States Co-op opened in the 1930's to serve farmers and the agricultural community at large, selling feed, seed, fertilizer, and farm supplies. The company, based in Richmond, Virginia, offered a much wider variety of products than locally owned businesses. Goods shipped from Richmond to Washington, D. C. were easily transported via railroad to the Gaithersburg store loction, which was strategically located near the train station in Olde Towne.

(Photo caption): Southern States, circa 1939
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HM NumberHM1MF
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Placed ByCity of Gaithersburg
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 4:33pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 310497 N 4334790
Decimal Degrees39.14170000, -77.19273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.502', W 77° 11.564'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 30.12" N, 77° 11' 33.84" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 S Summit Ave, Gaithersburg MD 20877, US
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