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Boydton in Mecklenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Boyd Tavern

 
 
The Boyd Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
1. The Boyd Tavern Marker
Inscription. The presence of Boyd tavern, built in the eighteenth-century, greatly influenced the selection of Boydton as the Mecklenburg County seat. A major mid-nineteenth century renovation expanded the original tavern into a 35-room structure that included fancy porches and ornamentation showcasing the craft of regional builder-architect Jacob W. Holt. A Virginia native, Holt established a reputation locally by reshaping the architectural character of the town and outlying county. The tavern closed in the late 19th century and in 1922 was converted into apartments. In 1988, the tavern was deeded to the Boyd Tavern Foundation and restored.
 
Erected 2009 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UL 51.)
 
Location. 36° 40.354′ N, 78° 23.276′ W. Marker is in Boydton, Virginia, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway Fifty Eight (U.S. 58) and Washington Street (Virginia Route 92), on the right when traveling east on Highway Fifty Eight. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boydton VA 23917, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boydton and Petersburg Plank Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Boydton Presbyterian Church
US Rt 58 & Washington St (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
2. US Rt 58 & Washington St (facing east)
(approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Boyd Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Boydton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mecklenburg County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Boydton Academic and Bible Institute (approx. 1.2 miles away); Taylor's Ferry (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Randolph-Macon College (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boydton.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Boyd Tavern Foundation. (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. The Life and Times of The Boyd Tavern. The Boyd Family Foundation (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Boyd's Tavern (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

4. Jacob W. Holt (1811-1880). Architects & Builders NCSU Libraries (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

5. Jacob W. Holt, Builder. Annefield Plantation (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
The Boyd Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
3. The Boyd Tavern
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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