Clark's Ferry Tavern
The Clark's Ferry Tavern, the oldest building in Duncannon, was originally built by John or Daniel Clark as early as 1788 and later enlarged. It served vital roles as a docking point for the ferry crossing the Susquehanna River, an inn, tavern, and stage stop on the first road westward. Later the building was used as a post office, hotel, dairy and butcher shop before becoming a dwelling and eventually an apartment building. During the Civil War it was known as the Topley Hotel and served as a mustering point for men of Company B of the famed Pennsylvania Bucktails. The structure survived numerous catastrophic floods, damaging modifications and abandonment before being purchased in 2012 in an effort to restore it to its former grandeur.
[Photo/illustration captions, clockwise from top left, read]
• Early 1900s
• "The Country was Young" by Scotty Brown
• 1936 Flood
• Late 1800s
• 1940s Winter
Erected by Historical Society of Perry County, Susquehanna Greenway, PA DCNR and Borough
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1788.
Location. 40° 23.791′ N, 77° 1.511′ W. Marker is in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, in Perry County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Clark Street, on the left when traveling north on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duncannon PA 17020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lightning Guider Sleds (approx. 0.2 miles away); Duncannon Area Schools (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ross McHugh Hood (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clark's Ferry Bridge (approx. half a mile away); The Railroad in Duncannon (approx. half a mile away); First Sunday School In Perry County (approx. half a mile away); Duncannon National Bank (approx. half a mile away); Duncannon Presbyterian Church Annex (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duncannon.
Also see . . .
1. Clark's Ferry Tavern. (Submitted on July 8, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Perry County Heritage Trail - Duncannon. (Submitted on July 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.