Weedon's Tavern

Weedon's Tavern (HM1C)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 18.223', W 77° 27.577'

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Constructed shortly after Fredericksburg's founding in 1728, the tavern across the intersection became a popular gathering place under the proprietorship of its first owner, John Gordon, and then of his son-in-law, George Weedon. George Washington was sometimes a guest there.

In January 1777, the Virginia Assembly's Committee of Law Revisors, met at the tavern. At that time, William Smith rented and operated the establishment, as Colonel Weedon was in New Jersey with General Washington's Continental Army. Weedon's brother-in-law, Hugh Mercer, was also serving with Washington. Mercer, a doctor in civilian life, had practiced in an office just one block to the north. He died of wounds sustained at the battle of Princeton, while the Committee was meeting in Fredericksburg.

The tavern burned in a fire that swept through these blocks in 1807.
HM NumberHM1C
Series This marker is part of the George Washington Slept Here series
Placed ByCity of Fredericksburg
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 5:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284930 N 4242376
Decimal Degrees38.30371667, -77.45961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.223', W 77° 27.577'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 13.3800" N, 77° 27' 34.6200" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 199 William St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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Comments 2 comments

  1. Hugh Mercer was Weedon’s brother in law... not son in law. They married the two daughters of John Gordon who operated the tavern as Gordon’s Ordinary previously...

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