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Little Creek in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Stone Tavern

Though Never a Tavern, it was Built of Stone

 
 
Old Stone Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 17, 2011
1. Old Stone Tavern Marker
Inscription. Stone is a rare material on this coastal plain, so when you find three stone buildings in one small area, there has to be a reason. The reason is that the same person, Manlove Hayes, built them all. Hayes built the house now known as the Stone Tavern some time before 1829 for Henry Bell, whose family had owned the lot since the mid-18th century. Hayes, who ran the shipping industry in Little Creek, is also credited with building the two other stone buildings: the Octagonal Schoolhouse, which still stands, and York Seat, which has been demolished.

Though the original owners did own a tavern down the road, this house never was a tavern and the name is a mystery. It is owned today by the Division of Parks and Recreation
 
Erected 2010 by Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 39° 9.842′ N, 75° 26.817′ W. Marker is in Little Creek, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Main Street (Delaware Route 9) just north of County Route 346. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Little Creek DE 19961, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hangar 1301 (approx. 3.2 miles away); T-33A Shooting Star

Old Stone Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 17, 2011
2. Old Stone Tavern
(approx. 3.2 miles away); Commemoration Park (approx. 3.2 miles away); Byfield (approx. 3.2 miles away); Vietnam Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Bioretention (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Delaware Regiment (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Bayonets of the Revolution (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Tavern Side View image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 17, 2011
3. Tavern Side View
Stone Outbuilding behind main structure image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 17, 2011
4. Stone Outbuilding behind main structure
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 17, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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