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Waugh in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Lucas Tavern
Circa 1818
 
Lucas Tavern Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 12, 2012
1. Lucas Tavern Marker
 
Inscription. Stood 2800 feet north of this point, just west of Line Creek on the Federal Road. Moved to Montgomery in 1978 to serve as the Visitor and Information Center for the Old North Hull Historic District, it is the oldest remaining building in Montgomery County. Original proprietor, James Abercrombie, ran it from about 1818. Walter B. Lucas announced his take over of the tavern in the January 6, 1821 issue of the Montgomery Republican. A four-room frame building with a long central hall, the tavern's most famous guest was Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette who stayed here on April 2, 1825 during his triumphant tour of the United States.
 
Erected 2002 by East Montgomery County Historical Society, Inc., Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 21.957′ N, 86° 2.517′ W. Marker is in Waugh, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on State Route 8 (U.S. 80), on the right. Click for map. Located approx. .6 miles east of Alabama exit 16 I-85. Marker is in this post office area: Pike Road AL 36064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Oaks Plantation (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lucas Hill Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Prairie Farms Resettlement Community (approx. 3.2 miles away); Georgia Washington School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Brewer Memorial Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Ray Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Lucas Tavern Marker, at driveway to the site Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 12, 2012
2. Lucas Tavern Marker, at driveway to the site
 

 
Regarding Lucas Tavern. ... In 1978 the Landmarks Foundation bought it and moved it into Old Alabama Town. The tavern was completely restored by 1980....that can all be found in Old North Hull Square, in the Old North Hull Historic District. The address is 310 North Hull Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104.
 
Also see . . .  Lucas Tavern - Haunted Houses Inc. ...During the 1820 - 1840 era, Lucas Tavern was a favorite, upscale place for travelers to spend the night in clean beds, and enjoy a good meal, and the warm southern hospitality of its owner and hostess, Eliza Lucas. ... (Submitted on November 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Lucas Tavern Marker, seen along US 80 (State Route 8), looking westward Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 12, 2012
3. Lucas Tavern Marker, seen along US 80 (State Route 8), looking westward
 
 
Lucas Tavern - North Hull Street Photo, Click for full size
By Google Street View
4. Lucas Tavern - North Hull Street
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 210 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
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