The McCoy Farmhouse Historical Marker
N 43° 00.859 W 089° 23.756
16T E 304752 N 4765190
Quick Description: The McCoy Farmhouse Historical Marker at 2915 Syene Road in Fitchburg, WI
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/13/2007 6:56:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM205T
“Located on one of Dane County’s earliest and most successful tobacco farms, the cream – brick – Italianate McCoy Farmhouse was built by Benjamin Brown in 1861. Tobacco growing began here in 1853 and boomed during the Civil War when Southern tobacco became unavailable in the North. In 1949, microbiologist Elizabeth McCoy, renowned for her work in bacteria toxins and botulism, purchased the property. After her death in 1978, the farmhouse was named in her honor and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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