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Chambersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Morrow Tavern

 
 
Morrow Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Morrow Tavern Marker
Inscription.  
A two-story stone house occupied as a tavern by William Morrow stood on this site. George Washington, with staff, lodged here, Oct. 12, 1794, when traveling west to review troops assembled at Bedford to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion.
 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommercePatriots & Patriotism. 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 year for this entry is 1794.
 
Location. 39° 56.207′ N, 77° 39.692′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 S Main St, Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flashpoint for Invasion (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Conference (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Underground Railroad Activity in Chambersburg (within shouting distance of this marker); The Franklin County Community Foundation (FCCF) (within shouting distance of this marker); Abolitionist John Brown Boards in Chambersburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Fountain and Union Soldier Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burning of Chambersburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Soldiers of Franklin County (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Washington's Proclamation of the Whiskey Rebellion. Varsity Tutors website entry (Submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
Morrow Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, September 5, 2009
2. Morrow Tavern Marker
Photo taken looking north on S. Main Street toward the town square where numerous historical markers are located.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,846 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on December 13, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.

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