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Danville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Grayson's Tavern

 
 
Grayson's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
1. Grayson's Tavern Marker
Inscription. Danville's first tavern, operated in this building before 1800 by Benjamin Grayson. Often within these walls the burning political issues of the day were discussed. The Danville Political Society, organized in 1786 and the first of its kind in the West, met and dined here at Grayson's Tavern to "plan the course of the empire" before blazing log fires.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 755.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 38.672′ N, 84° 46.194′ W. Marker is in Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is on Walnut Street (U.S. 150), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. In Constitution Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 145 Walnut Street, Danville KY 40422, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Gill Weisiger Memorial Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Ephraim McDowell House (about 400 feet away); Ephraim McDowell House (about 400 feet away); African American Business District - Doric Lodge No. 18 (F. & A.M.-P.H.A.)
Grayson's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
2. Grayson's Tavern Marker
Photo taken looking west on Walnut Street.
(about 400 feet away); First USCT Recruits at Camp Nelson (about 400 feet away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Danville (about 400 feet away); Walker Daniel (about 500 feet away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Danville.
 
Categories. Politics
 
Grayson's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
3. Grayson's Tavern Marker
South end of Grayson Tavern is behind the marker.
Grayson's Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
4. Grayson's Tavern
Grayson's Tavern located within Constitution Square.
Grayson's Tavern Sign in Front of Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
5. Grayson's Tavern Sign in Front of Tavern
Secondary marker placed in front of each of the buildings with Constitution Square.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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