Farrar Distillery

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Farrar Distillery
Farrar Distillery is located in Tennessee
Farrar Distillery
Nearest city Noah, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°34′50″N 86°10′18″W / 35.58056°N 86.17167°W / 35.58056; -86.17167Coordinates: 35°34′50″N 86°10′18″W / 35.58056°N 86.17167°W / 35.58056; -86.17167
Area 3.5 acres (1.4 ha)
Built 1876
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP September 27, 1984

The Farrar Distillery is a 19th-century distillery in Noah, Tennessee, about 11 miles (18 km) north of Manchester.

The distillery is located on a family farm that dates to 1869, when Alexander Farrar purchased a tract of 103 acres (42 ha). He expanded the farm in 1875 when he acquired an additional 30 acres (12 ha). In addition to producing wheat, corn, small grains and livestock on the farm, Farrar established the distillery, producing and selling corn whiskey and apple and peach brandy. The distillery operated until 1902, when it was closed after being damaged by flooding.[2]

The Farrar Distillery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[3] The farm property, now known as the Thomas Farm, is owned by Wanda Lou Hannah and Jack Nolan Thomas, descendants of the Farrar family. It is recognized as a century farm.[2] A barn built on the property by Alexander Farrar during the 19th century is also intact. It is used for storage.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c Thomas Farm, Coffee County Century Farms, The Center for Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University, accessed December 22, 2009
  3. ^ http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/TN/Coffee/state.html