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Originally Located in Lee County off Franklin Drive the tobacco barn was built by the McIntosh family somewhere around 1928. The thing to remember about Tobacco Farming is that it was a relatively new way to make a living in the area. Tobacco was introduced mostly after 1900.

There were families that moved down into the area from places like Forsyth County and Surry County where the land was heavy and filled with clay. They found that the sandy, loamy soil down towards the Sandhills would grow nice golden tobacco.

With the migration of families they brought the technology for building log tobacco barns.

Mr. Patterson’s good friend Floyd Douglas told him about this barn. (He later said he hated that he told him because he ended being the one that helped him take it down.)

McIntosh Barn

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Mr. Patterson along with family and friends demonstrate how to hang tobacco. The inside of the McIntosh Tobacco barn would have been full of tobacco hung this way.