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Patchogue in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hart's Tavern

 
 
Hart's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 21, 2019
1. Hart's Tavern Marker
Inscription.  President George Washington dined here April 22, 1790 on his tour of Long Island.
 
Erected 1999 by Greater Patchogue Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 22, 1790.
 
Location. 40° 45.917′ N, 73° 1.385′ W. Marker is in Patchogue, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Montauk Highway (State Highway 27A). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Patchogue NY 11772, 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. Site of Hart's Tavern (here, next to this marker); The Wreck of the Louis V. Place (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wreck of the Nahum Chapin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lace Mill (about 800 feet away); Paul the Tailor Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Citizen Soldier (approx. 0.6 miles away);
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Capt. Austin Roe (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bayport Aerodrome (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Patchogue.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the southern edge of Lakeview Cemetery, just a few steps west of the cemetery entrance.
 
Also see . . .  The Harts Tavern Mystery (Long Island Stories). Provides a thorough discussion as to the existence and location of Hart's Tavern. Also provides the relevant excerpt from George Washington's diary account of his travels on Long Island: "Thursday 22d. About 8 O’clock we left Mr. Thompson's--halted a while at one Greens distant 11 Miles and dined Harts Tavern in Brookhaven town ship five miles farther. To this place we travelled on what is called the South road described yesterday but the Country through which it passed grew more and more Sandy and barren as we travelled Eastward, so as to become exceedingly poor indeed but a few miles further Eastward the lands took a different complexion we were informed. From Harts we struck across the Island for the No. side, passing the East end of the Brushey Plains and Koram 8 Miles--thence to Setakit 7 Mi. more
Hart's Tavern Marker - wide view, looking west image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 21, 2019
2. Hart's Tavern Marker - wide view, looking west
to the House of a Captn. Roe which is tolerably dect. with obliging people in it." (Submitted on May 25, 2019.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 945 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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