Wren's Tavern

Wren's Tavern (HM190)

Location: Falls Church, VA 22046
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N 38° 52.708', W 77° 9.927'

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Famous ordinary believed to be part of Federal-style mansion built on 145 acres bought for $291 in 1787 by James Wren (part of 1742 208-acre G. Harrison grant). Lying north of Alexandria-Leesburg Rolling Road, tavern operated 1789-1815 under James and To 1821 under son John. It was visited by Thomas Jefferson enroute to his presidential inauguration in 1801, as well as by James Madison fleeing from the British in 1814. Wren was architect of The Falls Church, Ponick Church, Christ Church Fairfax Courthouse. Col. Wren served in the Revolution and as Fairfax Commissioner of Tax, Sheriff, and Justice of the Peace.
HM NumberHM190
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: City of Falls Church series
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 312159 N 4305518
Decimal Degrees38.87846667, -77.16545000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.708', W 77° 9.927'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 42.48" N, 77° 9' 55.62" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 408 E Broad St, Falls Church VA 22046, US
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