Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Warren County's Nursery Industry

Marker ID: THC 2E 60
Location: Marker was at the intersection of Nashville Hwy (U.S. 70S) and C Rody Rd., 4225 Nashville Hwy, McMinnville, TN
County: Warren
Coordinates: N 35° 42.285    W 085° 50.376
  35.70475    -85.8396
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WM2G6Z


This region probably has the largest number of native woody plant species on earth. In 1887 J. H. H. Boyd began collecting seeds and plants from forests to sell around the world. With sons Fernando and Jim, he located near McMinnville in 1904. Warren County’s soil and climate proved ideal for plant nurseries. In became one of the world’s greatest producers of nursery stock.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission