Taneytown in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Adam Good Tavern
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Patriots & Patriotism. 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 1, 1883.
Location. 39° 39.566′ N, 77° 10.604′ W. Marker is in Taneytown, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is on Frederick Street (Maryland Route 194) 0.1 miles south of Baltimore Street (Maryland Route 140), on the right when traveling south. Marker is on the exterior wall of the building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Taneytown MD 21787, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Heart of Our Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Zile's Ice Cream (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Everyone is Welcome (about 500 feet away); "Steps of the Sisters" (about 600 feet away); Everything from Bags of Flour to the President's Shoes Painting the Town Red (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st Lieutenant John E. Buffington (approx. ¼ mile away); Taneytown Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taneytown.
Regarding Adam Good Tavern. The tavern, which was probably built in the 1770s or 1780s, was demolished in the 1890s.
1. “A Dam Good Tavern”
It is said that Washington stopped at the tavern in July 1791 because he was amused that the tavern's sign seemed to say “A Dam Good Tavern.”
— Submitted January 3, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,863 times since then and 168 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 3, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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