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Unionville in Lake County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Unionville Tavern

 
 
Unionville Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2018
1. Unionville Tavern Marker
Inscription. First known as the Webster House, later as the New England House, and finally as the Old Tavern, this inn has served travelers on the old Cleveland-Buffalo Road (now State Route 84) since before Ohio became a state. As traffic on the old Indian trail increased and it became a post and stage road, the two original log cabins, built in 1798 and later, were converted to this two-and-a-half story inn between 1815 and 1820. While the tavern was the scene of Civil War-era parties and dances in the second-floor ballroom, local tradition suggests it offered much more clandestine hospitality to escaping slaves as a station on the Underground Railroad. The Unionville Tavern was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1973.
 
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Old Tavern, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 13-43.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 46.816′ N, 81° 0.2′ W. Marker is in Unionville, Ohio, in Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of South Ridge Road (Ohio Route 84) and County Line Road, on the right when traveling west on South Ridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison OH 44057, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ransom E. Olds-Birthplace (approx. 3.1 miles away); Harpersfield Covered Bridge (approx. 3 miles away); Rabbit Run Theater (approx. 5.1 miles away); Thompson Ledges / Thompson Ledges Park (approx. 6.6 miles away); Charles Martin Hall (approx. 6.8 miles away); Hugh Mosher and the "Spirit of '76" (approx. 7 miles away); Betsey Mix Cowles (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Hubbard House (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Unionville Tavern Preservation Society. (Submitted on September 2, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRArchitectureWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on September 2, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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