“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Brooklyn in Lenawee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Walker Tavern

The Walker Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
1. The Walker Tavern Marker
Photo is from the National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form and shows the south side (left) and east side. The porches and overhangs have since been removed.
Inscription.  This historic building, a link with the bygone pioneer era, dates back to 1832. Here at the junction of the Chicago Road and the road from Monroe, a small inn was opened by Sylvester Walker of Cooperstown, New York. Before long the Walker Tavern was a famed stopping place for stagecoaches and the hundreds of pioneer wagons that passed here daily. Daniel Webster and James Fenimore Cooper were among the noted guests who stayed at this storied inn, which was also a center fro the community. In the early days church services were held in the barroom. In 1921 Frederic Hewitt purchased the tavern, restoring it as a museum.
Erected 1960 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number HB 16.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 42° 3.55′ N, 84° 13.308′ W. Marker is near Brooklyn, Michigan, in Lenawee
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County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 12 west of State Highway 50, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn MI 49230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Walker Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Cambridge Junction (within shouting distance of this marker); Cambridge Junction Historic State Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); At the Crossroads (about 800 feet away); St. Michael and All Angels Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Michigan International Speedway: (approx. one mile away); An Gorta Mor (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named An Gorta Mor (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2022, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 5, 2022, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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Apr. 13, 2024