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Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rising Sun Tavern

 
 
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By Kathy Walker, circa June 13, 2010
1. Rising Sun Tavern Marker
Inscription. Built about 1760 by Charles, the youngest brother of George Washington.

Owned by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 18.397′ N, 77° 27.692′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Caroline St. and Fauquier St., on the left when traveling north on Caroline St.. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1304 Caroline St., Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fredericksburg Campaign, December 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kenmore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lewis Store (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Fredericksburg Campaign (about 400 feet away); Pontoon Bridge Site (about 400 feet away); 7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away); Fredericksburg Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hostages (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Rising Sun Tavern - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Rising Sun Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, circa June 13, 2010
2. Rising Sun Tavern Marker

 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce
 
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By Kathy Walker, circa June 13, 2010
3. Rising Sun Tavern National Historic Landmark
Rising Sun Tavern has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site posses exceptional value in commemoration and illustrating the history of the United States U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service 1964
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J. J. Prats Collection
4. The Rising Sun Tavern
“Built by Charles Washington, a brother of George, and prior to 1775. George Weedon was landlord. Washington was frequest guest, and on October 23, 1771, he met here with the officers of the French and Indian Wars to settle their claims against the colony for land bounties.” Undated postcard SA-H2406 R.A. Kispaugh, Fredericksburg Va. Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colortone” Postcard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2010, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 959 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2010, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on June 12, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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