Clark's Ferry Tavern

Clark's Ferry Tavern (HM2965)

Location: Duncannon, PA 17020 Perry County
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N 40° 23.791', W 77° 1.511'

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The Clark's Ferry Tavern, the oldest building in Duncannon, was originally built by John or Daniel Clark as early as 1788 and later enlarged. It served vital roles as a docking point for the ferry crossing the Susquehanna River, an inn, tavern, and stage stop on the first road westward. Later the building was used as a post office, hotel, dairy and butcher shop before becoming a dwelling and eventually an apartment building. During the Civil War it was known as the Topley Hotel and served as a mustering point for men of Company B of the famed Pennsylvania Bucktails. The structure survived numerous catastrophic floods, damaging modifications and abandonment before being purchased in 2012 in an effort to restore it to its former grandeur.
[Photo/illustration captions, clockwise from top left, read]
· Early 1900s
· "The Country was Young" by Scotty Brown
· 1936 Flood
· Late 1800s
· 1940s Winter
HM NumberHM2965
Placed ByHistorical Society of Perry County, Susquehanna Greenway, PA DCNR
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 8th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 328129 N 4473737
Decimal Degrees40.39651667, -77.02518333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 23.791', W 77° 1.511'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 23' 47.46" N, 77° 1' 30.66" W
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Area Code(s)717
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Clark St, Duncannon PA 17020, US
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