Brentsville in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Brentsville Tavern depended on people working in numerous buildings. In 1828, the Alexandria Gazette described the tavern as part of an auction:
Sale of valuable property at Brentsville, Prince William C.H., VA. On Thursday… the subscriber will offer for sale at public auction… that well known Tavern Stand, "The Bentsville Hotel" adjoining the public square. The lot containing three acres of ground well improved, with every necessary out building and a comfortable main building… Also… Cattle, Hogs, Horses, Oxen, Wagons, Carts, some Farming Utensils, and all provisions in hand…On May 1, 1870, Tavern owner George Godwin leased a small section of land to famous local lawyer and Commonwealth Attorney James Clark who wanted an office near the courthouse. Located near the tavern and the town's main street, the law office proved perfectly situated for clients to easily meet a lawyer prior to court. After Clark's death in the jail, the building became the offices of a joint attorney group in Prince William and Fauquier counties. Travelers likely saw a new sign at the law office:
Erected by Prince William Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Industry & Commerce • Notable Places. A significant historical date for this entry is May 1, 1870.
Location. 38° 41.395′ N, 77° 30.067′ W. Marker is in Brentsville, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Bristow Road (Virginia Route 619) just west of Barbee Road, 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. Union Church (here, next to this marker); Tavern Archaeology (here, next to this marker); Tavern (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.
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 113 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.