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Golden Plough Tavern

 
 
Golden Plough Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. Golden Plough Tavern Marker
Inscription.  A rare example of early Germanic, half-timber architecture, the building was originally constructed by Martin Eichelberger during the earliest days of Yorktown settlement, (c. 1741). It served as a tavern during colonial times & long thereafter.
 
Erected 2002 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1741.
 
Location. 39° 57.688′ N, 76° 43.892′ W. Marker is in York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Pershing Avenue and West Market Street, on the right when traveling north on Pershing Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: York PA 17403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. Horatio Gates (a few steps from this marker); General Marquis de Lafayette 1757 - 1834 (a few steps from this marker); York (within shouting
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distance of this marker); The Articles of Confederation (within shouting distance of this marker); In the Old Court House here at York (within shouting distance of this marker); York County (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Patriots (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Michael Doudel's Company (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
 
More about this marker. Marker has been damaged was leaning against a building in the Colonial Complex. It was originally located in front of 462 W. Market St.

As of Oct 2019, on Google Streetview, it has been re-erected and has been since at least Jun 2011.
 
Also see . . .  Golden Plough Tavern and Gen. Horatio Gates (MarkerQuest). More history behind the tavern and the Conway Cabal. (Submitted on October 14, 2021, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Golden Plough Tavern image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
2. Golden Plough Tavern
Half-timber building on corner.
Rear of Golden Plough Tavern image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
3. Rear of Golden Plough Tavern
Colonial Complex image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
4. Colonial Complex
General Gates house, Golden Plough Tavern, Colonial Court House and Barnett Bobb Log House are grouped together and may be visited from April to December.
Golden Plough Tavern Soul Window image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dianne Bowders, April 18, 2008
5. Golden Plough Tavern Soul Window
Rear of Golden Plough Tavern image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dianne Bowders, April 18, 2008
6. Rear of Golden Plough Tavern
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2024. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,973 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on February 25, 2010, by Dianne Bowders of York, PA.
 
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