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Perryville in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rodgers Tavern

 
 
Rodger's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, April 5, 2009
1. Rodger's Tavern Marker
Inscription.
In memory of
Colonel John Rodgers
1726-1791
Patriot-Innkeeper
and
friend of Washington
___________________________
Organized and Commanded
5th Co. MD. Militia, 1776

 
Erected 1962 by Society of Daughters of Colonial Wars In the State of Maryland.
 
Location. 39° 33.424′ N, 76° 4.686′ W. Marker is in Perryville, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker can be reached from Broad Street (Maryland Route 7) 0.1 miles east of Frenchtown Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the right side of the entry to Rodgers Tavern. Marker is in this post office area: Perryville MD 21903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Post Road: Lower Susquehanna Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Perryville (within shouting distance of this marker); Revered Son (within shouting distance of this marker); Count de Rochambeau’s Troops (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Under Attack
Rodgers Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, April 5, 2009
2. Rodgers Tavern
(approx. ¾ mile away); Susquehanna Lower Ferry (approx. ¾ mile away); The Lock House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nineteenth Century Travel (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perryville.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Town of Perryville. Scroll down for a brief history of Rodger's Tavern. (Submitted on February 23, 2010, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.) 

2. Rodgers Tavern (Stevenson's Tavern),. CE-129 , Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties.
"Rodgers Tavern is of national importance due to the frequent visits of George Washington between the years 1775-1798. Colonel John Rodgers (1728-1791), the owner during most of Washington's visits, was the progenitor of the Rodgers family which distinguished itself in the formation and growth of the United States Navy. Also the visits of distinguished persons, namely Martha Washington, Lafayette, Rochambeau and others, make the hostelry of prime importance, and one of the remaining hostelries used by eighteenth and nineteenth century travelers.

Prior to John Rodgers' purchase of the tavern in 1780, it was operated by William Stevenson. George Washington's diary of May 7, 1775 mentions having "dined at Rogers and lodged at Stevenson's". John Rodgers already
Rodgers Tavern Marker Near Entry to Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, April 5, 2009
3. Rodgers Tavern Marker Near Entry to Tavern
had established a tavern in Havre de Grace and a ferry across the Susquehanna River between Havre de Grace and the spot where Stevenson operated his tavern. George Washington's next stop was a year after John Rodgers had bought "Mr. Stevenson's Tavern". Rodgers at that time was operating two taverns and the ferry between. After Rodgers' death in-1791 his widow operated the taverns. Between 1775 and 1798, George Washington mentions having stopped at the Susquehanna River over thirty times, to dine or lodge. (Submitted on October 9, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Rodgers Tavern Acquired for the Citizens of Perryville<br>October 5, 1993 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 8, 2013
4. Rodgers Tavern Acquired for the Citizens of Perryville
October 5, 1993
Mayor: Oakley A. Sumpter, Jr.
Town Commissioners: Austin D. Amos, Domonick J. Cifaldo, Sarah H. Marley, Timothy A. Tolbert
Town Adminsitrator: David M. Culver
National Register Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 8, 2013
5. National Register Plaque
This Property has been
Placed on The
National Register
Of Historic Places
By the United States
Department of the Interior
Rodgers Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 8, 2013
6. Rodgers Tavern
Rodgers Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 8, 2013
7. Rodgers Tavern
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2010, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,236 times since then and 126 times this year. Last updated on October 9, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2010, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 9, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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