Golden Ball Tavern

Golden Ball Tavern (HMBIW)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.961', W 77° 24.426'

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Here stood a dwelling house, constructed about 1764 by prosperous tobacco merchant, Richard Hanson, who, as a fervent Loyalist, fled Virginia in 1776. During the latter part of the Revolution, the structure became known as the Golden Ball Tavern. According to tradition, British officers serving under Cornwallis were quartered here in 1781. When Petersburg was incorporated as a town in 1784, the town council and the courts used the tavern as their first meeting place. The structure was enlarged by 1820 and utilized as a hotel until after the Civil War when it was used for a number of retail ventures. The building was demolished in 1944.
Marker NumberQA 2
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 5:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286463 N 4123400
Decimal Degrees37.23268333, -77.40710000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.961', W 77° 24.426'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 57.66" N, 77° 24' 25.56" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501-599 N Market St, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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