A risky VentureAndrew Jackson called it his farm, but in reality, The Hermitage was a large cotton plantation dependent upon enslaved labor. All the agricultural actives on Jackson's 1000 - acre plantation supported his cotton. On average, Jackson's slaves planted and tended about 200 acres of cotton each year. Of the remaining acreage, portions were wooded or laid fallow, but much of it produced crops that supported his family, slaves, and livestock. Jackson wanted his plantation to be as self-sufficient as possible to insulate himself in the lean years. The more he produced on his own, the greater his profit, which he invested in more land and slaves, buildings, and luxury goods from wallpaper to coffee.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 11:19pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 534944 N 4008041|
|Decimal Degrees||36.21658333, -86.61121667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 12.995', W 86° 36.673'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 12' 59.70" N, 86° 36' 40.38" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4580 Rachels Ln, Nashville TN 37076, US|
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