J. T. Polk Canning Co.

J. T. Polk Canning Co. (HM1BA0)

Location: Greenwood, IN 46143 Johnson County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 36.827', W 86° 5.957'

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James T. And Laura B. Polk started what became the largest cannery west of Baltimore by first canning tomatoes on their kitchen stove in 1872. "Polk's Best" brand of canned vegetables were sold world wide for many years. The huge factory stood just south of this site. One four story building housed a hall and library known as the Social Institute - - a center devoted to the cultural and educational betterment of the community. The factory burned in 1906. It was rebuilt in 1907 and sold in 1919. The last owner was Stokelys who did canning from 1930 to 1959.
HM NumberHM1BA0
Year Placed1976
Placed ByGreenwood Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 12:57pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 577316 N 4385279
Decimal Degrees39.61378333, -86.09928333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 36.827', W 86° 5.957'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 36' 49.62" N, 86° 5' 57.42" W
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Area Code(s)317
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 445-483 E Main St, Greenwood IN 46143, US
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