Perryville in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1962 by Society of Daughters of Colonial Wars In the State of Maryland.
Location. 39° 33.424′ N, 76° 4.686′ W. Marker is in Perryville, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker can be reached from Broad Street (Maryland Route 7) 0.1 miles east of Frenchtown Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the right side of the entry to Rodgers Tavern. Marker is in this post office area: Perryville MD 21903, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Post Road: Lower Susquehanna Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Perryville (within shouting distance of this marker); Revered Son (within shouting distance of this marker); Count de Rochambeau’s Troops (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Under Attack Susquehanna Lower Ferry (approx. ¾ mile away); The Lock House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nineteenth Century Travel (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Perryville.
Also see . . .
1. The Town of Perryville. Scroll down for a brief history of Rodger's Tavern. (Submitted on February 23, 2010, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
2. Rodgers Tavern (Stevenson's Tavern),. CE-129 , Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties.
"Rodgers Tavern is of national importance due to the frequent visits of George Washington between the years 1775-1798. Colonel John Rodgers (1728-1791), the owner during most of Washington's visits, was the progenitor of the Rodgers family which distinguished itself in the formation and growth of the United States Navy. Also the visits of distinguished persons, namely Martha Washington, Lafayette, Rochambeau and others, make the hostelry of prime importance, and one of the remaining hostelries used by eighteenth and nineteenth century travelers.
Prior to John Rodgers' purchase of the tavern in 1780, it was operated by William Stevenson. George Washington's diary of May 7, 1775 mentions having "dined at Rogers and lodged at Stevenson's". John Rodgers already had established (Submitted on October 9, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary •
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