Boykin's Tavern

Boykin's Tavern (HMO1K)

Location: Smithfield, VA 23430 Isle of Wight County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 54.462', W 76° 42.511'

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Boykin's Tavern is a rare surviving example of the hostelries once common in Virginia courthouse complexes, where they offered food and accommodations for people attending court. The original structure was built in the late 18th century for Maj. Francis Boykin, a Revolutionary War officer who represented Isle of Wight County in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1787 to 1792 and served the county as a sheriff and a justice of the peace. Boykin donated two acres of adjoining land to the county in 1800 and erected several of the court buildings. Boykin's Tavern was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
HM NumberHMO1K
Marker NumberK 260
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 9:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 347793 N 4085996
Decimal Degrees36.90770000, -76.70851667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 54.462', W 76° 42.511'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 54' 27.72" N, 76° 42' 30.66" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17115-17163 State Rte 1201, Smithfield VA 23430, US
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