Near Schoharie in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
George Mann Tory Tavern
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 42° 40.836′ N, 74° 17.948′ W. Marker is near Schoharie, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 443 and Vrooman Crossing Road, on the left when traveling east on State Route 443. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 Vrooman Crossing Road, Schoharie NY 12157, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bridge No. 1 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stone Church Parsonage (about 700 feet away); Jacob Snyder House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Col. Peter Vroman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Nurse (approx. ¼ mile away); David Williams Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonel John Harper Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schoharie.
Regarding George Mann Tory Tavern. Captain George Mann, Co. 1, 15th Militia Regiment, decided to side with the British during the Revolutionary War. He was captured and spent the rest of the war in jail in Albany. He was popular enough at home that his property was not confiscated, and was known during the Revolution as “The Brick House at the Forks of the Road.” Today it is owned and operated as a restaurant by Ralph and Irmgard Buess.
The following information is taken from the back of the Tory Tavern restaurant’s menu.
"George Mann was the grandson of Heinrick Mann, one of many Palatine German settlers who located in the Schoharie Valley in 1711. He built at this site, which formed the forks in the two toll roads, a brick structure which was considered imposing for its time and which served both as a home for his farm and as additional income as a tavern providing food, drink and lodging for travelers of the roads to Albany and Schenectady. When the 15th Regiment of New York Militia was organized to protect this valley, know as the “breadbasket of the revolution,” Gorge Mann was
Additional keywords. Schoharie Valley Tory Tavern Revolutionary War
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