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Near South Boston in Halifax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Carter's Tavern

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
1. Carter's Tavern Marker
Inscription. Joseph Dodson, Sr., built the smaller section of Carter's Tavern as his dwelling before 1773. His younger son, Joseph Dodson, Jr., operated it as an ordinary early in the 19th century here on River Road, then the principal highway between Halifax Court House and Danville and part of the main state road between New York and New Orleans. Samuel Carter bought the tavern in 1807, enlarged it with a two-story addition, and managed it until his death in 1836. His widow, Elizabeth Carter, operated it until she died in 1843; the tavern then closed. Restored in the 1970s, Carter's Tavern is a rare example of a once-common Virginia institution.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number U-47.)
 
Location. 36° 40.538′ N, 79° 8.112′ W. Marker is near South Boston, Virginia, in Halifax County. Marker is on River Road (Virginia Route 659) half a mile west of Ashton Hall Road (Virginia Route 662), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Boston VA 24592, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Day (approx. 10.3 miles away in North Carolina); Stephen Dodson Ramseur
Carter's Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
2. Carter's Tavern
(approx. 11.2 miles away in North Carolina); Romulus M. Saunders (approx. 11.3 miles away in North Carolina); John Weatherford's Grave (approx. 11.7 miles away); Red House Church (approx. 12.3 miles away in North Carolina); Archibald Debow Murphey ca. 1777 - 1832 (approx. 12.3 miles away in North Carolina); Meadville Community Center (approx. 12.3 miles away); Bright Leaf Tobacco (approx. 16.1 miles away in North Carolina).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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