“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
West Union in Adams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Bradford Tavern


Bradford Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 11, 2019
1. Bradford Tavern Marker
Inscription.  The Bradford Tavern, West Union’s first inn built circa 1804, served the Maysville-Zanesville stagecoach route and such travelers as Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, and Santa Anna. After 1840, it was continued as the Marlatt House and, later, the Crawford House. Robert Lawler operated it as the Commercial Hotel, 1904-1919. In 1936, Mr. and Mrs. William Lafferty restored the building as the “Olde Wayside Inn.”
Erected 1977 by Adams County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1804.
Location. 38° 47.699′ N, 83° 32.84′ W. Marker is in West Union, Ohio, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Ohio Route 41) and North Cherry Street, on the right when traveling west
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on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 W Main St, West Union OH 45693, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Olde Wayside Inn (a few steps from this marker); Corp. Carey Mc. Moore (within shouting distance of this marker); Cowboy Copas / The Oklahoma Cowboy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Adams County War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Bell (about 400 feet away); Adams County Heritage Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Union Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church / Reverend John Graham (approx. 0.2 miles away); First West Union Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Union.
More about this marker. There is another marker 1-1 in Guernsey County, 'Wreck of the Shenandoah.'
Bradford Tavern and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 11, 2019
2. Bradford Tavern and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 145 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Sep. 29, 2023