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West Chester in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Turk’s Head Tavern

1769 – 1964

 
 
Turk’s Head Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, October 17, 2011
1. Turk’s Head Tavern Marker
Inscription. This Bank occupies the site on which John Hoopes erected the Turk’s Head Tavern in 1769. Much of West Chester’s early history is associated with The Turk’s Head. For nearly 200 years, as tavern and hotel, it was an important center for military, political, and social discussions. Stock of Chester County Banks was often sold at public auction from the hotel porch.
 
Erected 1965.
 
Location. 39° 57.596′ N, 75° 36.244′ W. Marker is in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on East Market Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Chester PA 19380, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dime Savings Bank (here, next to this marker); The First National Bank of West Chester (within shouting distance of this marker); William Darlington (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Glory (within shouting distance of this marker); Chester County (within shouting distance of this marker); William Darlington M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker);
Dime Savings Bank &Turk’s Head Tavern Markers image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, October 17, 2011
2. Dime Savings Bank &Turk’s Head Tavern Markers
Chester County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Disabled Veterans of Chester County Pennsylvania Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in West Chester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Barclay Rubincam Burial Site. (Submitted on November 11, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. West Chester - Originally called Turk's Head. (Submitted on November 13, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. T is for Tavern Sign - Chester County Historical Society. "One of the most popular signs in the museum collection is this one that hung outside of the Turks Head tavern in what came to be called West Chester." (Submitted on December 9, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Turk’s Head Inn c. 1940's image. Click for full size.
Photo Post Card from the mid to late 1940's
3. Turk’s Head Inn c. 1940's
Turk’s Head Inn mid 1960's image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
4. Turk’s Head Inn mid 1960's
The Turk’s Head image. Click for full size.
By Image of Painting
5. The Turk’s Head
Painted by West Chester artist Barclay Rubincam
Aerial of Turk’s Head a year or so before it was razed image. Click for full size.
By Riggtown Historian, WCU
6. Aerial of Turk’s Head a year or so before it was razed
Turk’s Head Tavern Post Card found on Ebay image. Click for full size.
By Sold On Ebay
7. Turk’s Head Tavern Post Card found on Ebay
 
 
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