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Boswells Tavern in Louisa County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Boswell’s Tavern

 
 
Boswell’s Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 22, 2010
1. Boswell’s Tavern Marker
Inscription.  At this old tavern Lafayette camped, on June 12, 1781, while moving southward to intervene between Cornwallis and military stores in Albemarle County.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number W-207.)
 
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 month for this entry is June 1884.
 
Location. 38° 4.183′ N, 78° 11.05′ W. Marker is in Boswells Tavern, Virginia, in Louisa County. Marker is on Louisa Road (Virginia Route 22) close to James Madision Highway (U.S. 15), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gordonsville VA 22942, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2347 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Marquis Road
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Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 22, 2010
2. Boswell’s Tavern Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Albemarle County / Louisa County (approx. 3.9 miles away); Orange County / Louisa County (approx. 4 miles away); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 4 miles away); Green Springs (approx. 4.1 miles away); General Thomas Sumter (approx. 4.2 miles away); In Memory of the Soldiers, Both Confederate and Union (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boswells Tavern.
 
Also see . . .  Boswell's Tavern. “A number of political figures, including Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and James Madison frequented the tavern. It served as a headquarters for the Marquis de Lafayette in 1781. British colonel Banastre Tarleton captured colonial troops here during his attempt to sieze Jefferson.” (Submitted on October 24, 2010.) 
 
Boswell’s Tavern image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 22, 2010
3. Boswell’s Tavern
Today this is a private residence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,186 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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May. 23, 2022