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Butler Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Russell Tavern

 
 
Russell Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, March 7, 2013
1. Russell Tavern Marker
Inscription.  The original building in which George Washington lodged in October, 1794, while engaged in quelling the Whiskey Rebellion is standing just west within view of this point.
 
Erected by The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the George Washington Slept Here, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Whiskey Rebellion series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1794.
 
Location. 39° 53.531′ N, 77° 14.773′ W. Marker is in Butler Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Biglerville Road (Pennsylvania Route 34) and Goldenville Road, on the left when traveling north on Biglerville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Biglerville PA 17307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. October 24, 1794 (a few steps from this marker); Russell’s Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. one
Russell Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, January 11, 2019
2. Russell Tavern Marker
Looking south at marker. The Goldenville Road sign in background.
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mile away); Rural Electrification (approx. 2.1 miles away); Biglerville (approx. 2.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); POW and MIA Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butler Township.
 
Russell Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, January 11, 2019
3. Russell Tavern Marker
A red oval identifies the marker called "October, 24, 1794."
Russell Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, March 7, 2013
4. Russell Tavern Marker
A view of the marker and the Biglerville Road, looking northward
Russell Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, March 7, 2013
5. Russell Tavern Marker
A view of the marker as it stands along the Biglerville Road
Intersection of the Biglerville Road & Goldenville Road image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, March 7, 2013
6. Intersection of the Biglerville Road & Goldenville Road
This view is looking eastward. Marker can be seen at left in the photo.
The Russell Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, March 7, 2013
7. The Russell Tavern
The Russell Tavern, which is located about 550 yards west of the Russell Tavern historical marker. This view is looking toward the northwest.
Looking East down the Goldenville Road image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, March 7, 2013
8. Looking East down the Goldenville Road
The Goldenville Road runs off eastward, away from the camera.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 7, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2019.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 7, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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