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Mount Washington Tavern - National Pike (U.S. 40) - Farmington, Pa
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 39° 49.076 W 079° 35.251
17S E 620890 N 4408504
Quick Description: Judge Nathaniel Ewing of Uniontown built the Mount Washington Tavern at about 1830. Located at the old tavern on the National Pike (US 40), west of the entrance to Fort Necessity Battlefield, Farmington, Pa.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2012 7:36:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMFJWT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
Views: 5

Long Description:
Mount Washington Tavern


This tavern once bustled with activity. Judge Nathaniel Ewing of Uniontown built it about 1830, then sold in in 1840 to James Sampey, who ran the tavern with his family. Mount Washington Tavern was a stage stop for the Good Intent Stage Line, one of many stage lines using the National Road. This was one of the finer taverns along the road, catering to stagecoach passengers.

Once inside, travelers cleaned up from their long day's trip, then ate a hot meal in the dining room. Later, the women gathered in the parlor while the men congregated in the barroom. There were no private bedrooms. Men and women slept in separate rooms, usually fully clothed, and sometimes shared bedspace. Often awakened before 5 a.m., they continued on their journey.

Outside the Mount Washington Tavern stood a stable, shed, and other outbuildings. The tavern's stables provided fresh teams of horses for the Good Intent Stage Line. These stagecoaches—pulled by teams of four—changed horses every 10 to 15 miles during their 50- to 70-mile trip each day.

Erected by Fort Necessity National Battlefield, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.


More Information:
Wikipedia - Fort Necessity National Battlefield: Mount Washington Tavern
Wikipedia - National Road
Wikipedia - Braddock Road
NPS - Fort Necessity NB
Group that erected the marker: Fort Necessity National Battlefield, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Mount Washington Tavern / Fort Necessity Battlefield Park.
National Pike (U.S. 40) west of the entrance to Fort Necessity Battlefield
Farmington, PA USA
15442


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