The Golden Weed

The Golden Weed (HMBDG)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
Country: United States of America

N 37° 12.217', W 76° 44.521'

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King James called smoking "a filthy novelty," but tobacco proved the salvation of hisVirginia colony.

Seeds from South America and the West Indies, grown in Virginia's soil and climate, produced a pleasing leaf. From 1615 to 1619, tobacco exports increased twentyfold.

In 1617, a captain found "the marketplace, and streets, and all other spare places planted with Tobacco." After four more years, a report confessed, "there is no Commodity but Tobacco."
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Placed ByColonial National Historic Park
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 10:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 345410 N 4118881
Decimal Degrees37.20361667, -76.74201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.217', W 76° 44.521'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 13.02" N, 76° 44' 31.26" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 79-109 Unnamed Road, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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