West Bradford Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Court of Quarter Sessions
August 28, 1764
— An Application to sell Spirits at Martins Tavern —
The Petition of Joseph Martin
of the Township of West Bradford
in the County of Chester Humbly Showeth
“That there is a necessity for a Publick house for the Entertainment of Travellers in said Township, there being many large roads much used by travellers and no house of Entertainment upon any of them for several miles distant so that they are often times obligated to be burdensome to the neighbors or want refreshment. And your petitioner has now purchased a lott with a house thereon, and is now erecting a commodious house at the place, it being convenient for most of the roads for many miles remote from any house of entertainment upon any of them, your petitioner therefore prays you would be pleased to recommend him to his honour the Governor for a Lycence to keep a house of entertainment for travellers at the place aforesaid.”
25 subscribers signed the petition, including Humphrey Marshall
Erected 2006 by Friends of Martins Tavern.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEntertainment • Government & Politics.
Location. 39° 56.988′ N, 75° 40.883′ W. Marker is in West Bradford Township, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Strasburg Road and Northbrook Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 Northbrook Rd, West Chester PA 19382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Humphrey Marshall (here, next to this marker); Tavern Fare (here, next to this marker); Martin's Tavern or Center House (a few steps from this marker); Martins Tavern and The Battle of Brandywine (a few steps from this marker); The Home and Arboretum of Humphry Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker); Humphry Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Marshallton Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marshalton Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Bradford Township.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on May 22, 2019, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.