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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Radford, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Lovely Mount Tavern

Lovely Mount Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Quandt, August 8, 2017
1. Lovely Mount Tavern Marker
Inscription.  Built by John Heavin on the Wilderness Road in 1796, the Tavern served as an Inn. A settlement, including a general store, blacksmith shop, saloon, and homes grew up around it. William Baskerville acquired the property in 1827 and operated a post office there from 1836-1837. Dr. John Blair Radford purchased the property in 1842. The post office returned 1849-1888.
Erected 1992 by Radford Centennial Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1796.
Location. 37° 7.101′ N, 80° 33.193′ W. Marker is in Radford, Virginia. Marker is on Rock Road West, 0.2 miles west of Park Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Rock Road West, Radford VA 24141, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ingles Ferry Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); Connelly's Run (approx. 1.2 miles away);
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Lovely Mount Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wildwood Pool (approx. 1.3 miles away); Radford (approx. 1.6 miles away); Starnes (approx. 1.6 miles away); High Water Mark (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mary Draper Ingles Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Radford.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2017, by Charles Quandt of Dewey Beach, Delaware. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 25 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 9, 2017, by Charles Quandt of Dewey Beach, Delaware. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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