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Burke's Garden near Tazewell in Southwest Virginia | by UGArdener
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Burke's Garden near Tazewell in Southwest Virginia

"Burke's Garden is named for James Burke. who surveyed the region with James Patton by 1750. According to tradition, Burke buried some potato peelings in the region's fertile soil during a survey expedition. Sometime later another group camped at the same site and discovered the potatoes, resulting in the area becoming known as Burke's Garden. Burke built a cabin nearby and lived here from about 1753 until 1756 when hostilities began during the French and Indian War. Burke's Garden is a topographically rare elongated basin rimmed entirely by the Garden Mountain."

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Taken on September 21, 2017