John Rodgers - Perryville, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 33.428 W 076° 04.685
18S E 407382 N 4379160
Quick Description: A tavern that was frequently visited by George Washington en route to Philadelphia and Washington. It was here that John Rodgers was born who is credited with being the founder of the United States Navy.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 8/20/2021 5:33:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM14T9Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "Rodgers Tavern, also known as Stevenson's Tavern, is a historic hotel located at Perryville, Cecil County, Maryland, United States. It is a mid-18th-century, two-story stone structure with a basement. All rooms have corner fireplaces. It was frequently visited by George Washington between the years 1755 and 1798, when it was owned and operated as an inn and tavern by Colonel John Rodgers (1728–1791). He was the father of John Rodgers (1772–1838), U.S. naval officer. During the 1880s the house was divided into two halves, east and west.

Rodgers Tavern was listed on the National Register of Historic Places during 1972."
Name of Famous Person: John Rodgers

Physical Address: 259 Broad Street, Perryville, Maryland

What is this person famous for?:
Creating the US Navy.

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Personal Experience:
Visited on 20 August 2021

Other information about area:
George Washington visited this tavern often.

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