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Wellsburg in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Drovers Inn

 
 
Drovers Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel
1. Drovers Inn Marker
Inscription. Constructed by John Fowler, 1848-51 with bricks fired on the property. First known as Fowler's Inn, the house provided food and lodging for drovers herding livestock over the Wellsburg-Washington Turnpike to eastern markets. Other services provided at the Inn included a post office, general store and livestock yards. Fowler also operated a steam powered grist mill in the area.
 
Erected 1980 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 40° 16.791′ N, 80° 33.324′ W. Marker is in Wellsburg, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 27 and Northview Road, on the left when traveling east on State Route 27. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Washington Pike, Wellsburg WV 26070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grimes Golden Apple (approx. 1.1 miles away); Patrick M. Gass (approx. 2.7 miles away); Patrick Gass (approx. 2.8 miles away); Brooke County Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Wellsburg United Methodist Church (approx. 3 miles
Drovers Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel
2. Drovers Inn Marker
Marker with the intersection of Washington Pike and Northview Road behind it.
away); George Washington Crossing, 1770 (approx. 3 miles away); Independence Community Honor Roll (approx. 3.1 miles away in Pennsylvania); 1788 Wells Log House (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wellsburg.
 
More about this marker. The marker sits at the corner in front of the inn, which operates today as a restaurant and tavern.
 
Also see . . .  Drover's Inn. Web site for the restaurant. (Submitted on May 5, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 
 
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Drovers Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel
3. Drovers Inn Marker
The inn, sitting on the hill just behind the marker.
Log House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 27, 2013
4. Log House
On site of inn, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Log House on Site image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 27, 2013
5. Log House on Site
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places
By the United States Department of the Interior
Circa 1790
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,113 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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