Taft Tavern - North Uxbridge MA
Posted by: nomadwillie
N 42° 05.479 W 071° 39.334
19T E 280378 N 4663328
Quick Description: The Samuel Taft house is located at 87 Sutton St in Uxbridge, MA
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2011 1:01:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMBGGZ
Long Description:"...is a small white house formerly known as the Taft Tavern (private). Here on Nov 6, 1789, George Washington and his suite found accomodations on his return journey..." - Massachusetts: A Guide to Its Places and People, 1937
"Samuel Taft was born September 23, 1735 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, and died in 1816 at Uxbridge Worcester County, Massachusetts, in his 80th year."
"In 1789, Samuel Taft was the proprietor of a tavern in Uxbridge. This tavern is now known as Samuel Taft House. Newly elected President of the United States, George Washington, stayed one evening with Mr. Taft and his family. The President wrote a letter to Mr. Taft, from his next stop, on November 8 at Hartford, thanking him for his service and giving some gifts to Samuel's daughters."
"The famous Taft family from Uxbridge and Mendon, has produced a line of politicians throughout the USA, including another President, William Howard Taft, whose grandfather, Peter Rawson Taft I was born in Uxbridge in 1785."
Today Taft Tavern is a private residence in a densely populated neighborhood leading up to the property. The houses thin out a bit starting right around the Tavern, but I am sure it is much more populated than in it's prime.