Hanover Tavern

Hanover Tavern (HM16GZ)

Location: Hanover, VA 23069 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 45.736', W 77° 22.019'

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John Shelton opened the first tavern at the permanent site of Hanover Courthouse about the 1750s. The current tavern's earliest segment dates from about 1791. The tavern prospered with the establishment of the stage coach line until the railroad diverted business in the 1830s. An essential component of the social life of Hanover County, the taverns attracted many important people, including Patrick Henry, Lord Cornwallis, and George Washington, among others. Several enslaved African Americans from the tavern complex were accused of participation in both Gabriel's Rebellion of 1800 and the Easter Plot of 1802. In 1953, the Barksdale Theater was established here.
HM NumberHM16GZ
Marker NumberND 14
Year Placed2012
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 7:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 291501 N 4182076
Decimal Degrees37.76226667, -77.36698333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 45.736', W 77° 22.019'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 45' 44.16" N, 77° 22' 1.14" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13133 Hanover Courthouse Rd, Hanover VA 23069, US
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