Farmer's Exchange

Farmer's Exchange (HMR76)

Location: Arab, AL 35016 Marshall County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 19.01', W 86° 29.771'

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The Farmer's Exchange was a focal point of commerce during the early years of the young town of Arab. Farmers exchanged their corn, eggs, butter, hides and other agricultural products for a barrel of flour, a stand of lard or other "groceries". William "Bill" Harrison operated the Exchange in this building beginning about 1933, although the structure may be older. Basil Cobb began working here while still in high school during the early 1930s. His uncle, L.D. Cobb, bought the business from Mr. Harrison about 1939. Basil Cobb continued to work at the Farmer's Exchange and later purchased it, operating it until his retirement in 1982. In 1945 Harrison sold the building, but not the business, to the Myra Leak Hammond family, who owned it until 1999.
HM NumberHMR76
Year Placed2008
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 12:40am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 546353 N 3797401
Decimal Degrees34.31683333, -86.49618333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 19.01', W 86° 29.771'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 19' 0.60" N, 86° 29' 46.26" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 Cullman Rd, Arab AL 35016, US
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