Historic Markers Across Tennessee

First Strawberries

Marker ID: THC 4D 30
Location: on U.S. 70A, Gadsden, TN
County: Crockett
Coordinates: N 35° 46.296    W 089° 0.015
  35.7716    -89.00025
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM167V


Coming to this region from his native Maryland in 1867, David Brandenburg established here the first large-scale strawberry-growing operation in Tennessee. The industry has now become an important factor in the produce economy of the mid-South.