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Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Taylorís Tavern

 
 
Front Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 12, 2007
1. Front Side of Marker
Inscription. Two-story building with verandahs stood on 56 acres bought in 1856 by Wm. Taylor (part of 1731 271-acre T. Harrison grant). Tavern faced Alexandria-Leesburg Pike west of Junction with Georgetown Road (Wilson Blvd.). Near here on June 24, 1861, balloonist Thaddeus Lowe conducted first aerial reconnaissance in U.S. military history. In August-September CSA Col. J.E.B. Stuart's troops fortified Upton's & Munson's Hills. By October 1861 Union troops had reoccupied hills and added forts Taylor, Buffalo, and Ramsay as a separate group 4-5 miles west of main ring of Washington defenses.
 
Erected by City of Falls Church.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington, and the Virginia, City of Falls Church marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.523′ N, 77° 9.474′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is on North Roosevelt Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located just before the entrance to Oakwood Cemetery, at a pull off for the Fort Taylor Park. Marker is in this post office area: Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Falls Church (here, next to this marker); Fairfax Chapel (within shouting distance
Taylorís Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, February 25, 2015
2. Taylorís Tavern Marker
of this marker); a different marker also named Taylorís Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tallwood (about 700 feet away); Dulin Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Buffalo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wrenís Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Turnpike Tollgate (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Falls Church.
 
More about this marker. The back side of the marker displays a Matthew Brady photograph of Taylor's Tavern as it looked in the Civil War.
 
Also see . . .  Comparison of Brady Photo to the Landscape Today. (Submitted on October 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Back Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 12, 2007
3. Back Side of Marker
City of Fairfax and Civil War Trails Markers at the Entrance to Fort Taylor Park image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 12, 2007
4. City of Fairfax and Civil War Trails Markers at the Entrance to Fort Taylor Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,296 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on November 20, 2016.
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