Danville Tobacco Warehouse and Residential District

Danville Tobacco Warehouse and Residential District (HM18WL)

Location: Danville, VA 24541
Country: United States of America

N 36° 35.215', W 79° 23.346'

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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.
HM NumberHM18WL
Marker NumberQ 5-n
Year Placed2012
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 10:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 644108 N 4050256
Decimal Degrees36.58691667, -79.38910000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 35.215', W 79° 23.346'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 35' 12.90" N, 79° 23' 20.76" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 Craghead St, Danville VA 24541, US
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