THE DISAPPEARING BARNS OF HARNETT COUNTY
By Myrtle Bridges April 18, 2004
Drive in any direction in this county and you will see many abandoned barns. Most were
constructed many years ago when tobacco was an essential part of Harnett Countys economic and
With the coming of modern bulk curing systems virtually every traditional flue-cured tobacco
barn is now obsolete, and the abandoned barns are rapidly disappearing.
The photos on this page made in the Summer of 2002, show several barns in various stages of
deterioration amid the pines, wild-flowers and vines. Click on the photo to get a closer view.
If you enjoy reminiscing about a barn here, and have a short story to tell us about it, please do.
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