Site of Van Horn's Tavern
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member robert
N 39° 02.575 W 076° 53.730
18S E 335958 N 4323248
Quick Description: The actual site of Van Horn's Tavern. It is now a residential area--the tavern appears to be gone.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 3/10/2006 9:39:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM8NZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member robert
Views: 51

Long Description:
(NOTE: See accompanying marker.)

SITE OF VAN HORN’S TAVERN An important stopping place in colonial days. Mentioned by Washington, Lafayette and other noted men after the Revolution. Count de Rochambeau's troops camped here in June 1782 on the return march from the victory of Yorktown. STATE ROADS COMMISSION

Marker Type (optional): ----

County (required): Prince George's County

Location (required): On corner of Old Baltimore Pike and Odell Road, Beltsville, MD

More info about the site/marker (optional):
By 1730, Post Road (now called Route 1) was the main thoroughfare through Beltsville. Though crude, it made stagecoach travel possible. In 1783, Gabriel Peterson Van Horn established a stage line and built the Van Horn Tavern on Odell Road, where passengers could spend the night as they traveled between Baltimore and Washington. The trip took one and one-half days.

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