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Wentworth in Rockingham County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wright Tavern

 
 
Wright Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
1. Wright Tavern Marker
Inscription.
Built in 1816. Rare
example of dog-run building.
Operated by Wrights and
Reids. Birthplace and home
of Congressman J. W. Reid.

 
Erected 1973 by Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number J 26.)
 
Location. 36° 23.9′ N, 79° 46.226′ W. Marker is in Wentworth, North Carolina, in Rockingham County. Marker is on North Carolina Route 65 east of Tyre Dodson Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the Wentworth Post Office. Marker is in this post office area: Wentworth NC 27375, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wentworth and the War (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wentworth Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Wentworth Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stephen A. Douglas (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lower Saura Town (approx. 5.1 miles away); Dan River (approx. 6.1 miles away); Leaksville Landing (approx. 6.1 miles away); Booker T. Washington High School (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wentworth.
 
Also see . . .  Wright Tavern, NC Route 65, Wentworth, Rockingham County, NC
Wright Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
2. Wright Tavern Marker
. The Historical American Building Survey record for this building - 2 photos plus an annotated index card. (Submitted on February 5, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Marker in Wentworth image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
3. Marker in Wentworth
Wright Tavern, ca. 1934 image. Click for full size.
By Charles E. Peterson, circa 1934
4. Wright Tavern, ca. 1934
The notes from the Historical American Building Survey provide some clarification with respect to the "dog-run" reference on the marker: ...right-hand sections oldest and divided by "dog-run" passageway which is arched to the front and contains a well trimmed stair. Note, also, that the building to the immediate left of the Tavern is the Wentworth Post Office. (And yes, the photo is a bit off-kilter.)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 262 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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