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Brentsville in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tavern

Brentsville

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 5, 2020
1. Tavern Marker
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Between 1822 and about 1900, a large structure bustling with activity stood near here. One of the first buildings constructed in town, the Brentsville Tavern became the new community's social center.

Although known as the Brentsville Tavern, on November 22, 1828, it was advertised as the Brentsville Hotel in the Virginia Gazette. The Tavern was aligned with the town's main road, so it served as a convenient resting place. It also catered to residents and people traveling to Brentsville for court business where they met, lodged, stabled their animals, ate, and were entertained.

Tavern or Hotel?
During the 1700s, taverns provided lodging, meals, and entertainment. In the early 1800s, some taverns were expanded or built to include specialized spaces such as ballrooms and private bed chambers. These places became known as "hotels." What would you call it?
 
Erected by Prince William Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is November 22, 1828.
 
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38° 41.396′ N, 77° 30.065′ W. Marker is in Brentsville, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Bristow Road (Virginia Route 619) 0.2 miles west of Izaak Walton Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12235 Bristow Rd, Bristow VA 20136, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tavern Archaeology (here, next to this marker); Tavern Lot (here, next to this marker); Union Church (here, next to this marker); 1822 Tavern Site (a few steps from this marker); Outbuildings (within shouting distance of this marker); Tavern Cellar (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 1822 Tavern Site (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentsville.
 
Four markers in a row image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 5, 2020
2. Four markers in a row
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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