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Waterloo in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Spurrier's Tavern

Spurrier's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, December 29, 2003
1. Spurrier's Tavern Marker
Inscription.  Thomas Spurrier's stood at nearby crossroads connecting two important overland routes in colonial days (now U.S. 1 and MD. 175.) George Washington stopped here at least 25 times between 1789 and 1798. His diary noted July 18, 1795: "Dined and lodged at Spurrier's where my sick horse died." Waterloo Inn later occupied the site, but this "popular resort" did not survive into the 20th century.
Erected by Maryland Bicentennial Commission, Maryland Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommercePatriots & PatriotismRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 18, 1992.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 10.386′ N, 76° 46.922′ W. Marker was in Waterloo, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker was on Washington Road (U.S. 1) 0.2 miles north of Waterloo
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Road (Maryland Route 175), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Jessup MD 20794, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Spurrier's Tavern (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Spurrier's Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity on the Pike (approx. 0.8 miles away); Trinity White Oak (approx. 0.8 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Adam the First (approx. 3.1 miles away); Welcome to Rockburn Branch Park (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Patuxent Branch of the B&O Railroad (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterloo.
More about this marker. This marker photographed in 2003 has either been corrected or replaced with another marker (Spurrier's Tavern 'Waterloo') with similar text.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,321 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 30, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 23, 2024