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Halifax in Halifax County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Eagle Tavern

 
 
Eagle Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 19, 2011
1. Eagle Tavern Marker
Inscription. Built in 1790s. Banquet for Lafayette held on February 27, 1825 when tavern was on its original site 900 feet northeast.
 
Erected 1977 by North Carolina Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number E-68.)
 
Location. 36° 19.769′ N, 77° 35.333′ W. Marker is in Halifax, North Carolina, in Halifax County. Marker is at the intersection of St. David Street (Business U.S. 301) and King Street, on the right when traveling west on St. David Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Halifax NC 27839, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early American Taverns (a few steps from this marker); "Colonial Churchyard" (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Eagle Tavern (a few steps from this marker); The Tap Room (within shouting distance of this marker); John H. Eaton (within shouting distance of this marker); Halifax Colonial Jails (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonial Punishment (about 300 feet away); The Market Green (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Eagle Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 19, 2011
2. Eagle Tavern Marker
Eagle Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 19, 2011
3. Eagle Tavern
Sugar Bowl image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 19, 2011
4. Sugar Bowl
Silver, c. 1790-1810. Tradition states that this bowl was used to serve Lafayette during the banquet in his honor in 1825. Located inside the Eagle Tavern.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on August 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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