Heathsville in Northumberland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Rice’s Hotel, Hughlett’s Tavern
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-60.)
Location. 37° 55.063′ N, 76° 28.349′ W. Marker is in Heathsville, Virginia, in Northumberland County. Marker is on Northumberland Highway (U.S. 360) just west of Courthouse Road (Virginia Route 201), on the right when traveling east. Marker is in front of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Heathsville VA 22473, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker Freedom for Slaves of Robert Carter III (a few steps from this marker); Northumberland County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Northumberland Courthouse Square (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Stephen’s Parish (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Heath (approx. 0.4 miles away); Northumberland House and Mantua (approx. 1.4 miles away); British Raids on the Coan River (approx. 2.1 miles away); Coan Baptist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Heathsville.
Also see . . . RHHT History. “Like other courthouse taverns in Virginia during the colonial era and later, patrons came because of the proximity of the courthouse. When the court sat at Northumberland’s courthouse, across the road from RHHT, judges, lawyers and their clients, court clerks, sequestered jurors, and, members of the press sought food, drink, and shelter at the nearby tavern. When the tavern expanded into a hotel in the 1830s, transients continued to come, along with traveling salesmen, teamsters, steamboat passengers, and truck drivers. Leila Palmer Sandy, whose aunt Leila Palmer Rice and her husband, J. G. Rice, Sr., were proprietors of the hotel from 1909 until the mid‑1930s, remembers visiting the hotel as a child. ‘Most of (Submitted on September 24, 2009.)
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