Brunswick County, Virginia

Brunswick County, Virginia (HM2197)

Location: Blackstone, VA 23824
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 59.246', W 77° 57.797'

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"The Original Home of Brunswick Stew"

According to local tradition, while Dr. Creed Haskins and several friends were on a hunting trip in Brunswick County in 1828, his camp cook, Jimmy Matthews, hunted squirrels for a stew. Matthews simmered the squirrels with butter, onions, stale bread, and seasoning, thus creating the dish known as Brunswick stew. Recipes for Brunswick stew have changed over time as chicken has replaced squirrel and vegetables have been added, but the stew remains thick and rich. Other states have made similar claims but Virginia's is the first.
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HM NumberHM2197
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 236262 N 4097583
Decimal Degrees36.98743333, -77.96328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 59.246', W 77° 57.797'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 59' 14.76" N, 77° 57' 47.82" W
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Area Code(s)434, 804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near State Rte 644, Blackstone VA 23824, US
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