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Crawfordville in Taliaferro County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Tavern Site

 
 
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By AGS Media, October 3, 2009
1. Old Tavern Site Marker
Inscription. On this site, Lot 17, provided for, in 1826, in the Town Plan by Hermon Mercer, who laid out the town of Crawfordville, a tavern, inn or hotel has stood continuously. The original tavern, built by Gilbert Rossignol, a refugee from the French Revolution, stood near Locust Grove. That building, a large two-story house with broad veranda and columns, was bought in 1826 by Sylvester B.J. Cratin and reerected on this site. It was operated by Mr. and Mrs. Anderson Little. The old tavern stood until 1902 when the present brick hotel was built.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 131-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 33.245′ N, 82° 53.73′ W. Marker is in Crawfordville, Georgia, in Taliaferro County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street NE (U.S. 278) and Askin Street SE, on the right when traveling east on Broad Street NE. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crawfordville GA 30631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taliaferro County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Common Road of the English Following Old Indian Trail
Old Tavern Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 30, 2009
2. Old Tavern Site Marker
(about 300 feet away); Taliaferro County World Wars Memorial (about 300 feet away); Crawfordville Confederate Memorial (about 400 feet away); Taliaferro County World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away); Roselle Mercier Montgomery (about 600 feet away); Crawfordville Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Site of Childhood Home of Richard Malcolm Johnston (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crawfordville.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable Places
 
Old Tavern Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 30, 2009
3. Old Tavern Site Marker
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By AGS Media, October 3, 2009
4. Old Tavern Site and Marker
Former site of Crawfordville's town tavern is now the home of the local Fire Department. Whatever brick hotel had been present on the site when the marker was erected in 1956 is no longer there.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 672 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 3, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on May 3, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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