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Tobacco Warehouses in Greenville
Beginning in the early 1890s, businessmen built tobacco warehouses in Greenville so farmers would not have to take their tobacco to markets in other cities. Later, large companies located processing plants in Greenville to dry and pack tobacco for shipment elsewhere. By the 1910s, many firms had built warehouses and processing plants in an area south and west of Greenville's central business district. Some of these buildings make up the Greenville, North Carolina Tobacco Warehouse District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Warehouses Items
Date     Title
1913  [Map of Greenville Tobacco Warehouse District]
1997  Greenville, NC Tobacco Warehouse Historic District: National Register of Historic Places Registration Form

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