On this site stood Neal's Warehouse where the "Danville System" of selling tobacco began in 1858. Previously tobacco had been sold by sample from hogsheads, but under the new system it was sold at auction in open, loose piles so buyers could examine the whole lot. It is in general use today.
Geographic Location: Danville
Physical Description of Location: Danville, VA 24541. Located on Patton Street, less than 1/5 of a mile south of the intersection of Patton Street and Main Street (Rt. 293). Marker is on the left when traveling south on Patton Street.
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