Van Horn's Tavern
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member robert
N 39° 02.199 W 076° 54.346
18S E 335055 N 4322571
Quick Description: Neat historical marker providing info about nearby Van's Tavern (which is no longer there, but a separate plaque commemorating the site is).
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 3/10/2006 9:29:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM8NY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member robert
Views: 48

Long Description:
(NOTE: See accompanying marker.) VAN HORN’S TAVERN ON VANSVILLE HILL Prince George's County Maryland President George Washington stopped there July 19, August 7, and September 12, 1795. Placed 1932 by Brigadier General Rezin Beall Chapter MD D.A.R. Replaced 1972 Maryland Historical Society
Marker Type (optional): ----

County (required): Prince George's County

Location (required): Along Route 1 near intersection of Price George's Ave, in 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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