Frankenberger Tavern Historical

Frankenberger Tavern Historical (HM1V6F)

Location: Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 Cumberland County
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N 40° 12.872', W 77° 0.245'

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In 1801, George Frankenberger applied for a tavern license, stating a need for lodging on this "deserted" section of the Great Road between Harrisburg and Carlisle. This simple log structure served many drovers moving livestock. For modest fees, a guest was provided with floor space to spread his bedroll, a simple hot meal, and pasture and feed for his animals. The tavern was also home to the Frankenberger family.

The tavern sold alcoholic beverages, for consumption in the public room or for take-out. In early America, alcohol was considered a necessity for good health. The tavern helped attract farmers and villagers to the area, and in 1828, the local village was incorporated as the Borough of Mechanicsburg.

George Frankenberger sold the tavern around 1810. Over the years, it became a clapboard covered home, with a third story and additions to the rear. While being demolished to build Frankeberger Place, the old log structure was uncovered. The owners donated it to the Mechanicsburg Museum Association, who moved it, then restored and furnished it.
HM NumberHM1V6F
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Date Added Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 329462 N 4453494
Decimal Degrees40.21453333, -77.00408333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.872', W 77° 0.245'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 52.32" N, 77° 0' 14.7" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 217 E Main St, Mechanicsburg PA 17055, US
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