Taylor's Tavern

Taylor's Tavern (HM18U)

Location: Falls Church, VA 22044 Rockingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.523', W 77° 9.474'

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Two-story building with verandahs stood on 56 acres bought in 1856 by Wm. Taylor (part of 1731 271-acre T. Harrison grant). Tavern faced Alexandria-Leesburg Pike west of Junction with Georgetown Road (Wilson Blvd.). Near here on June 24, 1861, balloonist Thaddeus Lowe conducted first aerial reconnaissance in U.S. military history. In August-September CSA Col. J.E.B. Stuart's troops fortified Upton's & Munson's Hills. By October 1861 Union troops had reoccupied hills and added forts Taylor, Buffalo, and Ramsay as a separate group 4-5 miles west of main ring of Washington defenses.
HM NumberHM18U
Series This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series, and the Virginia: City of Falls Church series.
Placed ByCity of Falls Church
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 3:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 312806 N 4305160
Decimal Degrees38.87538333, -77.15790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.523', W 77° 9.474'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 31.38" N, 77° 9' 28.44" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 554-564 N Roosevelt St, Falls Church VA 22044, US
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