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Hickory in Catawba County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Hickory Tavern

Birthplace of Hickory

 
 
Old Hickory Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 2, 2009
1. Old Hickory Tavern Marker
Inscription.  To the rear of this spot stood a log house known in 1799 as Hickory Tavern. This tract of 640 acres was surveyed by Col. Christopher W. Beekman on June 8, 1779 and was granted to William McMullen Oct. 28, 1783 on the south side of this tavern ran the following road

"on May 10, 1769 the Worshipful
Court of Rowan County, N.C. Met:


Present
William Temp. Coles • John Ford • John Oliphant, Esquires"

On Petition of sundry inhabitants of the upper part of the Cataba River for to view and lay off a road from the cove on the North Fork of the Cataba River the best way to Salisbury by Sherrill's Ford. The following Jury be appointed, to Wit,
Cap: Adam Sherrill • Richard Lewis • Francis Patton • James McLane • Samuel Brown • William Moore • Michael Litten • Boston Clyne, Junr. • Abraham Scott • Jacob Sherrill • Aquilla Sherrill • Andrew Killion • John Bridges, Senr. • John McDowell • John Pearsons • William Simpson • John McPeetors • Joseph White • Peter Lowrance • George Cathey • William Richey • Uty Sherrill • Robert Payton • Robert Branch

Overseers
William
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Deavor • Simon Jonas • Robert Bigham Perkins
 
Erected 1951 by the Hickory Tavern Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1862.
 
Location. 35° 43.897′ N, 81° 20.39′ W. Marker is in Hickory, North Carolina, in Catawba County. Marker is on 2nd. St. SW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hickory NC 28601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hickory Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Weidner Robinson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 210MM German Howitzer (about 400 feet away); Frame Church (about 500 feet away); Tower of Miracles (about 500 feet away); City of Hickory (about 600 feet away); Lowes Foods City Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hickory.
 
Old Hickory Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 2, 2009
2. Old Hickory Tavern Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,162 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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