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Blairs in Pittsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Beavers Tavern

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
1. Beavers Tavern Marker
Inscription. The house to the east was Beavers Tavern, 1800–1840. This was the muster ground of the county militia and a popular stage station. John C. Calhoun Was a frequent visitor here.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number L-61.)
 
Location. 36° 41.291′ N, 79° 22.081′ W. Marker is in Blairs, Virginia, in Pittsylvania County. Marker is on Business U.S. 29 south of Lawless Creek Road (County Route 719). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blairs VA 24527, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bright-Leaf Tobacco Barns (approx. 4.5 miles away); North Danville (approx. 6.5 miles away); Frederick Delius (approx. 6.5 miles away); Wreck of the Old 97 (approx. 6.5 miles away); Whitmell P. Tunstall (approx. 7 miles away); Danville Fortifications (approx. 7 miles away); The Worsham Street Bridge (approx. 7 miles away); High Street Baptist Church (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Beavers Tavern. The tavern is no longer standing.
 
Also see . . .  Beavers Tavern: The Beginnings of Blairs, Virginia. 1989 article by
Beavers Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
2. Beavers Tavern Marker
Henry H. Mitchell on VictorianVilla.com. There is a photo of the house on this page. Excerpt: “According to historian Maud Carter Clement, around 1800 plantation owner Major William Beavers and his wife Elizabeth established a tavern at this location which became well-known for its comfort and hospitality, and for the gentility of its hosts—in contrast to the typical rather crude roadside accommodations typically available. Sen. John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, stopping over on his way to and from Washington, was one of the Beavers’ most famous guests. Researcher Danny Ricketts believes that there is significant evidence that Beavers Tavern actually began operation in 1815 at Beavers property nearer the town of Danville (see Ricketts’ Beavers Tavern webpage), and that the tavern was moved to the Blairs property ca. 1830.” (Submitted on June 17, 2017.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 135 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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