Near Schoharie in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
George Mann Tory Tavern
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
Location. 42° 40.836′ N, 74° 17.948′ W. Marker is near Schoharie, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 443 and Vrooman Crossing Road, on the left when traveling east on State Route 443. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 Vrooman Crossing Road, Schoharie NY 12157, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone Church Parsonage (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jacob Snyder House (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Williams Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (approx. ¼ mile away); War in Schoharie County (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Stone Fort Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); Swarts Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Site of First School (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schoharie.
Regarding George Mann Tory Tavern. Captain George Mann, Co. 1, 15th Militia Regiment, decided to side with the British during the Revolutionary
The following information is taken from the back of the Tory Tavern restaurant’s menu.
"George Mann was the grandson of Heinrick Mann, one of many Palatine German settlers who located in the Schoharie Valley in 1711. He built at this site, which formed the forks in the two toll roads, a brick structure which was considered imposing for its time and which served both as a home for his farm and as additional income as a tavern providing food, drink and lodging for travelers of the roads to Albany and Schenectady. When the 15th Regiment of New York Militia was organized to protect this valley, know as the “breadbasket of the revolution,” Gorge Mann was commissioned captain of the first company. By 1776, he had changed loyalties, and the tavern became a meeting place for Tories and Indians. The label “tory” was given to those who supported the English crown. By 1777, he was relieved of his command in the militia. Various meetings were held here with the aim of supplying information and support of the Tory raids of the Schoharie and Mohawk
Additional keywords. Schoharie Valley Tory Tavern Revolutionary War
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