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Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wren’s Tavern

 
 
Wren's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 12, 2007
1. Wren's Tavern Marker
Inscription. Famous ordinary believed to be part of Federal-style mansion built on 145 acres bought for $291 in 1787 by James Wren (part of 1742 208-acre G. Harrison grant). Lying north of Alexandria-Leesburg Rolling Road, tavern operated 1789-1815 under James and To 1821 under son John. It was visited by Thomas Jefferson enroute to his presidential inauguration in 1801, as well as by James Madison fleeing from the British in 1814. Wren was architect of The Falls Church, Ponick Church, Christ Church Fairfax Courthouse. Col. Wren served in the Revolution and as Fairfax Commissioner of Tax, Sheriff, and Justice of the Peace.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, City of Falls Church marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.708′ N, 77° 9.927′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is on East Broad Street (State Highway 7). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Turnpike Tollgate (within shouting distance of this marker); The Birch House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jefferson Institute (about 600 feet away); Dulin Methodist Church
Wren's Tavern Site with Marker beside East Broad Street image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 12, 2007
2. Wren's Tavern Site with Marker beside East Broad Street
(about 700 feet away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbia Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harriet and George Brice (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tallwood (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
 
Also see . . .  Jefferson's Route to Washington, D.C. President Jefferson frequently traveled through while passing between his home and the nation's capital. (Submitted on October 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsPatriots & Patriotism
 
Wren’s Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 3, 2015
3. Wren’s Tavern Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,364 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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