Eagle Tavern

Eagle Tavern (HM158U)

Location: Halifax, NC 27839 Halifax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 19.774', W 77° 35.325'

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The portion of the tavern that remains today was built around 1790. It was moved from its original location sometime after 1838. After years as a private residence it was moved to this location in 1976.

The original Eagle Tavern operated during the colonial period and has since undergone many changes. Built as a private residence on the lot now occupied by the Andrew Jackson School, it was converted to a tavern called the "Sign of the Thistle" in the 1770s by William Martin. It subsequently went by many names and was operated by numerous individuals, including William Barksdale, John Hannon, and Thomas Gary.

Over the years the tavern grew with additions such as "Gary's long room," which hosted meetings, balls, and entertainers. The tavern undoubtedly housed members of the Provincial Congress when they met in Halifax to debate independence. In 1825 the Eagle Hotel, as it was then known, hosted one of the town's most glorious events, a visit from the Marquis de Lafayette.
HM NumberHM158U
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 1:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 267632 N 4023614
Decimal Degrees36.32956667, -77.58875000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 19.774', W 77° 35.325'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 19' 46.44" N, 77° 35' 19.50" W
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Area Code(s)252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 71 King St, Halifax NC 27839, US
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