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Near Farmington in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mount Washington Tavern

 
 
Mount Washington Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
1. Mount Washington Tavern Marker
Inscription. This tavern once bustled with activity. Judge Nathaniel Ewing of Uniontown built it about 1830, then sold in in 1840 to James Sampey, who ran the tavern with his family. Mount Washington Tavern was a stage stop for the Good Intent Stage Line, one of many stage lines using the National Road. This was one of the finer taverns along the road, catering to stagecoach passengers.

Once inside, travelers cleaned up from their long day's trip, then ate a hot meal in the dining room. Later, the women gathered in the parlor while the men congregated in the barroom. There were no private bedrooms. Men and women slept in separate rooms, usually fully clothed, and sometimes shared bedspace. Often awakened before 5 a.m., they continued on their journey.

Outside the Mount Washington Tavern stood a stable, shed, and other outbuildings. The tavern's stables provided fresh teams of horses for the Good Intent Stage Line. These stagecoaches—pulled by teams of four—changed horses every 10 to 15 miles during their 50- to 70-mile trip each day.
 
Erected by Fort Necessity National Battlefield, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location.
Mount Washington Tavern image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. Mount Washington Tavern
39° 49.076′ N, 79° 35.251′ W. Marker is near Farmington, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from National Pike (U.S. 40) west of the entrance to Fort Necessity Battlefield, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is next to the tavern. Marker is in this post office area: Grindstone PA 15442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The National Road (here, next to this marker); Fort Necessity (a few steps from this marker); The Great Meadows (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Great Meadows Campaign (approx. mile away); a different marker also named National Road (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Farmington.
 
More about this marker. Plenty of parking at Fort Necessity Battlefield Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mount Washington Tavern. Page on the Fort Necessity National Battlefield website. (Submitted on May 12, 2006.) 

2. Mt. Washington Tavern. This page shows museum hours of operation. (Submitted on May 12, 2006.) 

3. Pennsylvania Historical Resource Survey. This page gives interesting additional facts and shows how the National Road passed directly in front of the tavern. U.S. 40 is now further away in a cut. (Submitted on May 12, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Mount Washington Tavern image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
3. Mount Washington Tavern
Brickwork of the Mount Washington Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, 2002
4. Brickwork of the Mount Washington Tavern
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,393 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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