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Hopewell Junction in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Griffin’s Tavern

 
 
Griffin’s Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 26, 2015
1. Griffin’s Tavern Marker
Inscription.  
This house owned by
Col. Jacob Griffin
during the Revolution was known as
“Griffin’s Tavern”
or “The Rendez-vous”
The Committee of Observation for Rombout Precinct held famous meeting here Aug. 15, 1775
Frequented by Washington, La Fayette, Putnam,
Steuben, Continental and French soldiers.

Erected by
Melzingah Chapter, D.A.R.
and the State of New York
June 6, 1928

 
Erected 1928 by Daughters of the American Revolution - Melzingah Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 41° 33.974′ N, 73° 50.771′ W. Marker is in Hopewell Junction, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is on New York State Route 82 0.2 miles north of All Angels Hill Road (County Route 94), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopewell Junction NY 12533, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the
Griffin’s Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 26, 2015
2. Griffin’s Tavern Marker
During the August 15, 1775 meeting, the Committee of Observation decided to secure signatures from area residents who supported American independence, and to deal with those who refused to sign.
crow flies. Gen. Swartwout Home (approx. half a mile away); Brinckerhoff – Van Voorhees House (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1820 Schoolhouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); 1845 Carriage Barn (approx. 1.1 miles away); Schoolhouse Bell Tower (approx. 1.2 miles away); Daniel Nimham (approx. 1.9 miles away); Maj. Genl. Marquis de Lafayette (approx. 2 miles away); Fishkill Tea Party (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell Junction.
 
Regarding Griffin’s Tavern. The ruins of Griffin's Tavern were destroyed and removed in April 2020.
 
Also see . . .
1. Poughkeepsie Journal article about tavern. (Submitted on September 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. East Fishkill Government, Royal Carting, Destroy Local History. 2020 article by Mike Virgintino in Patch.com. Excerpt:
The private residence known as Griffin's Tavern, or "The Rendezvous," was owned by Colonel Jacob Griffin. Among the high-ranking Continental Army officers to visit the property from the nearby Fishkill Supply Depot military installation were George Washington, Marquis de Lafayette, Israel Putnam and Baron von Steuben.
(Submitted on June 4, 2020, by Robert Wong of Basking Ridge, New Jersey.) 
 
Griffin’s Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 26, 2015
3. Griffin’s Tavern Marker
Ruins of the Griffin’s Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 26, 2015
4. Ruins of the Griffin’s Tavern
The Tavern was mostly destroyed in January 1995 by an electrical fire in the attic during restoration work.
Ruins of the Griffin’s Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 26, 2015
5. Ruins of the Griffin’s Tavern
The ruins of Griffin's Tavern were destroyed and removed in April 2020.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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