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Dillsburg in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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History of Dills Tavern

 
 
History of Dills Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, January 16, 2010
1. History of Dills Tavern Marker
Inscription.  Dills Tavern is a twelve room structure erected in three phases from 1794 to 1819. The Dill family maintained a tavern in the area beginning in the 1750's. The tavern was one of several business ventures carried on at this site. A large farm, a mill and a productive distillery kept family members, indentured servants, hired hands and some slaves busy. Regular shipments of whiskey produced in the distillery were sent to Baltimore. The Eichelberger family purchased the plantation in 1800 and kept the tavern open until the 1830's. In time, the structure became a store and eventually a residence. It is the oldest structure standing in Dillsburg Borough.
The tavern is open most Sunday afternoons for tours beginning at 2:00 p.m., a nominal entrance fee is charged for non-members. The tavern is owned and operated by the Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society.
Please visit our web site for more information. Phone 717-502-1440

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Conceptual View of 1794 Tavern

Right Photo
Conceptual View with circa 1800 addition
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 40° 6.926′ N, 77° 2.208′ W. Marker was in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker was at the intersection of N. Baltimore Street and Greenbriar Lane, on the right when traveling south on N. Baltimore Street. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Dillsburg PA 17019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Dills Tavern (here, next to this marker); Dills – Eichelberger Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's Southern Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. A.B. Quay House (approx. ¼ mile away); Quay Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Dillsburg Town Marker (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Wesley Dahr (approx. 0.3 miles away); War Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dillsburg.
 
More about this marker. This marker has been removed and replaced by a "Dills – Eichelberger Tavern" wayside that includes the other buildings in the museum complex. See the "Other nearby markers" link above.
 
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Dills Tavern image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, January 16, 2010
2. Dills Tavern
 History of Dills Tavern. (Submitted on January 30, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Dills Tavern Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, January 16, 2010
3. Dills Tavern Plaque
Acquired for the Dillsburg Community
by a gift from
Charles T. and Lucille C. Vogelsong
August 2, 2001
To preserve this historic building for future
generations
Northern York County
Historical and Preservation Society
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,066 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 30, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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