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Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stone Tavern and Central Hotel

 
 
Stone Tavern and Central Hotel Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
1. Stone Tavern and Central Hotel Marker
Inscription. George Nicholas, Albemarle County’s Virginia General Assembly delegate in 1783, built a stone house here in 1784. James Monroe occupied it 1789-1790, while improving the dwelling at his nearby farm, later the site of the University of Virginia. Here on 15 Dec. 1806, while the house was being operated as the Stone Tavern, the return of Meriwether Lewis from his expedition to the Pacific with William Clark was celebrated with a dinner. Thomas Jefferson hosted a reception in the tavern (renamed the Central Hotel), on 12 Nov. 1824, or the Marquis de Lafayette. While serving as a hospital during the Civil War, the building burned with no fatalities in 1862.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-20.)
 
Location. 38° 1.834′ N, 78° 28.699′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is on East Market Street west of 5th Street NE, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 E Market St, Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President Monroe’s Local Homes (within shouting distance of this marker); Monticello (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct
Stone Tavern and Central Hotel Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
2. Stone Tavern and Central Hotel Marker
line); Albemarle Confederate Monument (about 400 feet away); The Three Notch’d Road (about 400 feet away); Paul Goodloe McIntire (about 400 feet away); Watering Fountains (about 400 feet away); Historic Courthouse Square (about 500 feet away); Thomas Jonathan Jackson Sculpture (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
View from the Intersection of Market & 5th Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
3. View from the Intersection of Market & 5th
Marker is easy to miss if you are walking down from Courthouse Square.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,337 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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