Old Eagle Tavern

Old Eagle Tavern (HMG52)

Location: Sparta, GA 31087 Hancock County
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N 33° 16.526', W 82° 58.547'

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The Eagle Tavern, built in the late 18th century, once stood on the site of the present Lafayette Hotel. A state coach stop on the Augusta to Macon line, the tavern owned by a Mr. A. Abercrombie was the scene of a great ball held for the Marquis de LaFayette in 1825. Burned in the late 1830's, the Tavern was replaced by the present structure in 1840 when it was known as the Edwards' House. Renamed the Drummer's Home in 1897 it was, in 1900, voted by traveling men the most popular hotel in Georgia and received a silver wine dispenser from the Georgia Hotel Association.
HM NumberHMG52
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number070-2
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 1:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 315991 N 3683563
Decimal Degrees33.27543333, -82.97578333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 16.526', W 82° 58.547'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 16' 31.56" N, 82° 58' 32.82" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 234 Broad St, Sparta GA 31087, US
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