Carter's Tavern

Carter's Tavern (HM18WF)

Location: South Boston, VA 24592 Halifax County
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N 36° 40.538', W 79° 8.112'

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Joseph Dodson, Sr., built the smaller section of Carter's Tavern as his dwelling before 1773. His younger son, Joseph Dodson, Jr., operated it as an ordinary early in the 19th century here on River Road, then the principal highway between Halifax Court House and Danville and part of the main state road between New York and New Orleans. Samuel Carter bought the tavern in 1807, enlarged it with a two-story addition, and managed it until his death in 1836. His widow, Elizabeth Carter, operated it until she died in 1843; the tavern then closed. Restored in the 1970s, Carter's Tavern is a rare example of a once-common Virginia institution.
HM NumberHM18WF
Marker NumberU 47
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 5:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 666633 N 4060510
Decimal Degrees36.67563333, -79.13520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 40.538', W 79° 8.112'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 40' 32.28" N, 79° 8' 6.72" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15099-15145 State Rte 659, South Boston VA 24592, US
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