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

Hanover Tavern

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, January 12, 2013
1. Hanover Tavern Marker
Inscription. John Shelton opened the first tavern at the permanent site of Hanover Courthouse about the 1750s. The current tavernís earliest segment dates from about 1791. The tavern prospered with the establishment of the stage coach line until the railroad diverted business in the 1830s. An essential component of the social life of Hanover County, the taverns attracted many important people, including Patrick Henry, Lord Cornwallis, and George Washington, among others. Several enslaved African Americans from the tavern complex were accused of participation in both Gabrielís Rebellion of 1800 and the Easter Plot of 1802. In 1953, the Barksdale Theater was established here.
 
Erected 2012 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number ND-14.)
 
Location. 37° 45.736′ N, 77° 22.019′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Hanover Courthouse Road (U.S. 301) and Library Drive, on the left when traveling north on Hanover Courthouse Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover VA 23069, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Hanover Tavern (within
Hanover Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 12, 2013
2. Hanover Tavern Marker
shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hanover Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanover Confederate Soldiers Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hanover Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Patrick Henry (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Hanover Courthouse (about 400 feet away); The Colonial River Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Henry Smyth (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
 
Also see . . .  The Hanover Tavern Foundation. (Submitted on January 11, 2013.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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