“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Beltsville in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Van Hornís Tavern

Van Horn's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, May 13, 2006
1. Van Horn's Tavern Marker
Inscription. On Vansville Hill, Prince George's County, Maryland. President George Washington stopped there on July 19, August 7, and September 12, 1795.
Erected 1932 by Brigadier General Rezin Beall Chapter, Maryland Daughters of the American Revolution. Replaced in 1972 by the Maryland Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
Location. 39° 2.17′ N, 76° 54.352′ W. Marker is in Beltsville, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1) and Prince Georges Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Baltimore Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beltsville MD 20705, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Van Horn's Tavern (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ammendale Normal Institute (approx. 1.1 miles away); Beltsville Agricultural Research Center - West (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ebenezer Meeting House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of Rhodesí Tavern (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beltsville.
More about this marker.
Van Horn's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, May 13, 2006
2. Van Horn's Tavern Marker
Baltimore Avenue (U.S. Route 1) is on the left in this view north. The old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Washington Branch (now CSX) is out of frame to the right, parallelling Baltimore Avenue from this point northward.
When the marker was originally placed, the Baltimore Pike continued across the B&O railroad tracks at this point where Route 1 now curves to the left. This marker was probably originally erected a bit further north on what is now called Old Baltimore Pike, near or at the intersection with Odell Road.
Regarding Van Hornís Tavern. Tavern was on Odell Road, off of Old Baltimore Pike. It is no longer standing. Gabriel Peterson Van Horn built the tavern in 1783 for passengers of his stage coach line between Washington and Baltimore.
Also see . . .  Wikipedia: Beltsville, Maryland. (Submitted on May 17, 2006.)
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