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Canonsburg in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Blackhorse Tavern

 
 
Blackhorse Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, June 21, 2022
1. Blackhorse Tavern Marker
Inscription.  The tavern opened in 1783. The whiskey insurrection began as a protest movement against the 1781 Whiskey Tax. From this site in 1784, a call to the militia was sent out by whiskey rebels as a gesture of defiance toward the Federal Government. Stolen mail sacks were opened in the backroom by the leaders of the rebellion. Federal Military Forces were summoned to Pennsylvania to quell the rebellion and a truce was signed. The tax was repealed in 1803. The tavern was torn down in 1910.
 
Erected 2022 by Jefferson College Historical Society; donated by Ron Cianelli.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
 
Location. 40° 15.579′ N, 80° 11.199′ W. Marker is in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of North Central Avenue and Cardinal Lane, on the right when traveling north on North Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 136 North Central Avenue, Canonsburg PA 15317, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emery's Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Veteran's Statue
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Watson's Corner (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Veteran's Statue (about 300 feet away); Jefferson College (about 300 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 300 feet away); World War II (about 300 feet away); John McMillan's Log School (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canonsburg.
 
Blackhorse Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, June 21, 2022
2. Blackhorse Tavern Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on July 6, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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