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Rahway in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Merchants and Drovers Tavern

1780

 
 
Marker at Merchants and Drovers Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
1. Marker at Merchants and Drovers Tavern
Inscription.

This Property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Location. 40° 36.975′ N, 74° 17.101′ W. Marker is in Rahway, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of St Georges Avenue (County Route 27) and Westfield Avenue (County Route 613), on the right when traveling south on St Georges Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rahway NJ 07065, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Terrill Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Rahway (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Thomas Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Tulip Poplar (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanktown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Horsehead Copper (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Remembrance of Abraham Clark (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rahway.
 
Also see . . .  The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum. (Submitted on May 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Tavern Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
2. Tavern Markers
The photo shows the Tavern marker and the Historic Places plaque.
St Georges Avenue Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
3. St Georges Avenue Markers
This Tavern, built in 1780, also served as an Inn and a stagecoach stop. Today it is a museum operated by the Rahway Historical Society.
Merchants and Drovers Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
4. Merchants and Drovers Tavern
George Washington passed through Rahway on April 23, 1789, on his way to his inauguration in New York. While here, he was entertained in this tavern by "Gentlemen of the Town."
Tavern in Rahway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
5. Tavern in Rahway
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,375 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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