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Isle of Wight in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Boykin's Tavern

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
1. Boykin's Tavern Marker
Inscription.  Boykin's Tavern is a rare surviving example of the hostelries once common in Virginia courthouse complexes, where they offered food and accommodations for people attending court. The original structure was built in the late 18th century for Maj. Francis Boykin, a Revolutionary War officer who represented Isle of Wight County in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1787 to 1792 and served the county as a sheriff and a justice of the peace. Boykin donated two acres of adjoining land to the county in 1800 and erected several of the court buildings. Boykin's Tavern was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-260.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1787.
 
Location. 36° 54.462′ N, 76° 42.511′ W. Marker is in Isle of Wight, Virginia, in Isle of
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By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
2. Boykin's Tavern
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Wight County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Monument Circle and Courthouse Highway (U.S. 258). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17130 Monument Circle, Isle of Wight VA 23397, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isle of Wight County (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Longleaf Pine in Virginia (approx. 6˝ miles away); Atkinson Storehouse (approx. 6˝ miles away); Joseph W. Luter, III (approx. 6.6 miles away); Law & Politics in 18th Century Isle of Wight (approx. 6.6 miles away); Old Isle of Wight Courthouse (approx. 6.6 miles away); Ivy Hill Cemetery (approx. 6.7 miles away); Bricks in the Crosswalk (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Boykin's Tavern Museum. Isle of Wight County (Submitted on September 20, 2010.) 

2. Boykin's Tavern. National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on September 20, 2010.) 
 
Boykin's Tavern Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
3. Boykin's Tavern Museum
Isle of Wight Courthouse Complex image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
4. Isle of Wight Courthouse Complex
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,126 times since then and 112 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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