Beltsville in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Rhodes’ Tavern
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust.
Location. 39° 1.316′ N, 76° 55.517′ W. Marker is in Beltsville, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1) and South Drive, on the right when traveling south on Baltimore Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beltsville MD 20705, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brown’s Tavern (here, next to this marker); Beltsville Agricultural Research Center - West (approx. 0.3 miles away); Van Horn’s Tavern (approx. 1.4 miles away); College Park War Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ebenezer Meeting House (approx. 2 miles away); Methodist Preaching Place (approx. 2 miles away); Mother Jones (approx. 2.1 miles away); Welcome to the Luther Goldman Birding Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beltsville.
Also see . . . PG:66-1 Brown's Tavern (White House Tavern, Rhodes' Tavern). Maryland Historical Trust NR-Eligibility
"The original section of the Tavern was owned by William Evans in 1798, and operated by Thomas Roades (or Rhodes); it was sometimes known as Rhodes' tavern. George Washington recorded in his diary that he dined at Rhodes' Tavern, 18 December 1798, on his return trip from Philadelphia to Mt. Vernon. William Evans bequeathed the tavern to his daughter in 1807, and she in turn sold it in 1830 to the Stockton and Stokes stagecoach company, (Which has been cited as "the greatest stagecoach company in the eastern states.") The tavern and farm were purchased in 1835 by John W. Brown, who probably built the main section shortly thereafter; he continued to operate a tavern there, and his descendants retained it until 1913. The present owner, who acquired the property in 1940, has built 50 brick cottage units, and the complex is now known as the Del Haven "White House" Hotel. The old Post road milestone, 25 to B (altimore), is still on the grounds, just south of the building." -- Statement of Significance, p.15 (Submitted on August 6, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,919 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 3. submitted on March 4, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. 4. submitted on August 6, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 5. submitted on February 9, 2008, by Geoff Marsh of Beltsville, Maryland. 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 6, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.