Covesville Apple Industry

Covesville Apple Industry (HMGWT)

Location: Covesville, VA 22931 Albemarle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 53.438', W 78° 42.273'

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In 1866 Dr. William D. Boaz established the first commercial apple orchard in Covesville. These orchards specialized in the Albemarle Pippin, which became one of the most prized and profitable apple varieties grown in Virginia. By 1890 the success of this variety, shipped as far away as England and France, helped the Boaz orchards become one of the most productive commercial orchards in Virginia. As the business grew, it spurred the development of many of Covesville's buildings, including apple-packing plants, cider mills, workers' housing, stores, depots, and cooperages. Several of these sites remain within the Covesville Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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HM NumberHMGWT
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Marker NumberGA-44
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 4:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 701846 N 4196164
Decimal Degrees37.89063333, -78.70455000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 53.438', W 78° 42.273'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 53' 26.28" N, 78° 42' 16.38" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5502 Monacan Trail Rd, Covesville VA 22931, US
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