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Scenery Hill in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hillís Tavern

 
 
Hill's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
1. Hill's Tavern Marker
Inscription. This tavern, in continuous operation since 1794 when it was opened by Stephen Hill, is one of the oldest on the National Road. It was a popular stop for stage coaches and waggoners.
 
Erected 1952 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 40° 5.164′ N, 80° 4.211′ W. Marker is in Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of National Park East (U.S. 40) and Fava Farm Road, on the left when traveling east on National Park East. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2175 National Road East, Scenery Hill PA 15360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Madonna of the Trail (approx. 3.5 miles away); Centerville (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Abraham Tegarden Family (approx. 7.8 miles away); The Reverend Thaddeus Dodd (approx. 7.9 miles away); California (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Inn's Web Site. (Submitted on April 16, 2006.)
2. A Place in History. Article by Rob Amen on the
Hill's Tavern Marker, looking east image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 23, 2007
2. Hill's Tavern Marker, looking east
Inn and its current innkeeper that appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review February 19, 2006. (Submitted on April 16, 2006.) 

3. The National Road: Brownsville to Washington. (Submitted on April 16, 2006.)
 
Additional keywords. Zephanie Riggle's House of Entertainment
 
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Hill's Tavern Marker, looking West image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
3. Hill's Tavern Marker, looking West
Landmark Plaque to the Right of The Front Door image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
4. Landmark Plaque to the Right of The Front Door
Century Inn Plaque image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
5. Century Inn Plaque
The National Society, Colonial Dames XVII Century, Three Rivers Chapter, Pittsburg, PA, placed this brass tablet on the front wall of the Inn, reading Century Inn, Built 1794 by Stephen Hill on National Road at Scenery Hill.
The Century Inn (Hill's Tavern) image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
6. The Century Inn (Hill's Tavern)
The Century Inn (Hill's Tavern) image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
7. The Century Inn (Hill's Tavern)
Zephanie Riggle's House of Entertainment image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
8. Zephanie Riggle's House of Entertainment
The sign on the porch says it was established in 1859. It is across the street from the Inn and is now part of the Inn, housing up to 9 guests in three lavishly decorated suites. It was a 19th century bordello operated by a Miss Riggle, who operated a number of taverns along this stretch of the National Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,712 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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