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Hickory in Catawba County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Hickory Tavern

Birthplace of Hickory

 
 
Old Hickory Tavern Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 2, 2009
1. Old Hickory Tavern Marker
Inscription. To the rear of this spot stood a log house known in 1799 as Hickory Tavern. This tract of 640 acres was surveyed by Col. Christopher W. Beekman on June 8, 1779 and was granted to William McMullen Oct. 28, 1783 on the south side of this tavern ran the following road

"on May 10, 1769 the Worshipful
Court of Rowan County, N.C. Met:


Present
William Temp. Coles John Ford John Oliphant, Esquires"

On Petition of sundry inhabitants of the upper part of the Cataba River for to view and lay off a road from the cove on the North Fork of the Cataba River the best way to Salisbury by Sherrill's Ford. The following Jury be appointed, to Wit,
Cap: Adam Sherrill Richard Lewis Francis Patton James McLane Samuel Brown William Moore Michael Litten Boston Clyne, Junr. Abraham Scott Jacob Sherrill Aquilla Sherrill Andrew Killion John Bridges, Senr. John McDowell John Pearsons William Simpson John McPeetors Joseph White Peter Lowrance George Cathey William Richey Uty Sherrill Robert Payton Robert Branch

Overseers
William Deavor Simon Jonas Robert Bigham Perkins
 
Erected 1951 by the Hickory Tavern Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series.
Old Hickory Tavern Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 2, 2009
2. Old Hickory Tavern Marker
This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 35° 43.897′ N, 81° 20.39′ W. Marker is in Hickory, North Carolina, in Catawba County. Marker is on 2nd. St. SW. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hickory NC 28601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Weidner Robinson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 210MM German Howitzer (about 400 feet away); Frame Church (about 500 feet away); Tower of Miracles (about 500 feet away); Rutherford College (approx. 10.4 miles away); a different marker also named Rutherford College (approx. 10.5 miles away); Stoneman's Raid (approx. 16.3 miles away); Davenport College (approx. 16.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hickory.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,307 times since then and 149 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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