Near Lancaster in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Barr's Tavern Site
On the morning of May 27, 1791, President George Washington had breakfast near here at Nathan Barr's Tavern, which was located about a mile and a half north of the present Lancaster Courthouse. According to local tradition, Washington paid for his meal by giving Barr's young daughter half of a Spanish dollar he had cut with his sword.
Erected 1970 by Waxhaw Chapter - Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 29-11.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
Location. 34° 44.514′ N, 80° 46.674′ W. Marker is near Lancaster, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) and Old Charlotte Road, on the left when traveling south on Charlotte Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster SC 29720, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kilburnie (approx. 1.2 miles away); Craig House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Clinton Memorial Cemetery / Isom C. Clinton (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lancaster Normal and Industrial Institute The Courthouse Lancaster County / John Simpson (approx. 1½ miles away); Lancaster County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lancaster County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Thomas H Davis (approx. 1.6 miles away); Franklin Academy / Oldest Continuous Public School Site in Lancaster County (approx. 1.6 miles away); Leroy Springs House (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
Also see . . .
1. President Washington's Southern Tour. In order to become acquainted with the American people, to know their hopes and problems, Pres. George Washington decided to tour a section of the United States each year of his presidency. Having already visited the eastern and northern regions, in the spring of 1791 he turned to his native south. (Submitted on May 31, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Washington's Half Dollar Now Rests in Vault at Woffard. Herald-Journal - Mar 15, 1970. (Submitted on May 31, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,148 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 29, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 2. submitted on May 31, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3. submitted on October 29, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 4. submitted on May 31, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.