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Montpelier in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sycamore Tavern

 
 
Sycamore Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 14, 2009
1. Sycamore Tavern Marker
Inscription. This old tavern was a stagecoach stop on the Mountain Road between Richmond and Charlottesville and it was here that horses were changed. For most of the 19th century, the Higgason, Barlow, and Shelburne families operated a tavern here.

The Tavern, built in the mid-18th century, is a typical hall-and-parlor vernacular house of the Piedmont region. The sycamore trees that stood here for many years gave the Tavern its name.

Since the early 20th century, the Tavern has served the educational and cultural needs of the community as part of the Montpelier School for a time and as the Page Memorial Library.
 
Erected by Hanover County.
 
Location. 37° 49.364′ N, 77° 41.22′ W. Marker is in Montpelier, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Mountain Road (U.S. 33) and Sycamore Tavern Lane, on the left when traveling west on Mountain Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montpelier VA 23192, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cedar Creek Quaker Meeting House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Reuben Ford and Hopeful Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Scotchtown
Mountain Road (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 14, 2009
2. Mountain Road (facing west)
(approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Scotchtown (approx. 5.7 miles away); John Preston Clarke (approx. 7.9 miles away); Beaver Dam School (approx. 8.1 miles away); The Depot at Beaver Dam (approx. 8.4 miles away); Fork Church (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montpelier.
 
Also see . . .  Sycamore Tavern (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on November 14, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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Mountain Road (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 14, 2009
3. Mountain Road (facing east)
Sycamore Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 14, 2009
4. Sycamore Tavern
Old pump at Sycamore Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 14, 2009
5. Old pump at Sycamore Tavern
Sycamore trees gave the tavern its name image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 14, 2009
6. Sycamore trees gave the tavern its name
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 14, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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