White Pump Drovers Tavern

White Pump Drovers Tavern (HM1KUQ)

Location: Purcellville, VA 20132 Loudoun County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 4.354', W 77° 45.327'

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The stone farmhouse just east on Colchester Road operated as a tavern in the late 1790s. By 1800, it was known as the White Pump Drovers Tavern. Drovers moved animals such as sheep, cattle, and hogs along roadways to markets. Colchester was the Fairfax County seaport, predating Alexandria.

On November 30, 1864, Union General Wesley Merritt bivouacked here during his Loudoun Valley barn-burning raid, and local farmer John Dillon provided Merritt's soldiers with two barrels of hard cider. Dillon's barn didn't get burned.

Wagons stopped at the Tavern as late as 1915.
Placed BySnickersville Turnpike Association
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Date Added Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261625 N 4328443
Decimal Degrees39.07256667, -77.75545000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 4.354', W 77° 45.327'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 4' 21.24" N, 77° 45' 19.62" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 36500 State Rte 734, Purcellville VA 20132, US
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