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Danville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Grayson's Tavern

 
 
Grayson's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
1. Grayson's Tavern Marker
Inscription. Danville's first tavern, operated in this building before 1800 by Benjamin Grayson. Often within these walls the burning political issues of the day were discussed. The Danville Political Society, organized in 1786 and the first of its kind in the West, met and dined here at Grayson's Tavern to "plan the course of the empire" before blazing log fires.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 755.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 38.672′ N, 84° 46.194′ W. Marker is in Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is on Walnut Street (U.S. 150), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. In Constitution Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 145 Walnut Street, Danville KY 40422, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Grayson’s Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Brick Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Log Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse
Grayson's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
2. Grayson's Tavern Marker
Photo taken looking west on Walnut Street.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Watts-Bell House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alban Gilpin Smith Goldsmith (about 300 feet away); Meeting House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Categories. Politics
 
Grayson's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
3. Grayson's Tavern Marker
South end of Grayson Tavern is behind the marker.
Grayson's Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
4. Grayson's Tavern
Grayson's Tavern located within Constitution Square.
Grayson's Tavern Sign in Front of Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
5. Grayson's Tavern Sign in Front of Tavern
Secondary marker placed in front of each of the buildings with Constitution Square.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 21, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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