The Backyard Garden Was Essential

The Backyard Garden Was Essential (HMHO2)

Location: Urbanna, VA 23175 Middlesex County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 38.181', W 76° 34.386'

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The quiet landscape you see today was once teeming with activity.

There was a garden behind the store that provided vegetables for home use and possibly for sale or trade. There was a larger garden area as well, which was probably tended by slaves.

There was livestock here, too, including chickens, hogs, cattle and ducks.

Just like in your backyard at home, men and women sought refuge from the hot summer sun under the shade tree. They'd catch up on the news, admire a new item just purchased from the store or make plans for the future.
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HM NumberHMHO2
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Placed ByChesapeake Bay Gateway Network
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 3:34pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 361202 N 4166632
Decimal Degrees37.63635000, -76.57310000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.181', W 76° 34.386'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 10.86" N, 76° 34' 23.16" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 652-680 State Rte 602, Urbanna VA 23175, US
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