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

Old Wilderness Tavern

 
 
Old Wilderness Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 16, 2008
1. Old Wilderness Tavern Marker
Inscription. Known for many years as "Old Wilderness Tavern," the frame building at your left of this view, was a dependency of a by-gone complex. The site of the main structure is located by the brick ruins to the right of the picture, taken about 1865. In the distance may be seen the Lacy House, or Ellwood, which survives today, and beyond which swirled the fighting in the battle of the Wilderness in May 1864. The chimney preserved here is all that remains of the outbuilding, which burned in 1978.
 
Location. 38° 19.479′ N, 77° 43.372′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Germanna Highway (State Highway 3), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22551, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Landmark in the Wilderness (here, next to this marker); Jackson’s Amputation (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orange County / Spotsylvania County (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Campaign of 1781 (approx. half a mile away); A Military Scene (approx. 0.6 miles away); Union Headquarters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Archeology at Ellwood (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ellwood (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Markers in front of the Tavern Outbuilding Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 16, 2008
2. Markers in front of the Tavern Outbuilding Ruins
The upper portion of the marker contains the photograph referenced in the text.
 
Also see . . .  Wilderness Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on May 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View of the Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 16, 2008
3. View of the Ruins
Looking south past the ruins, in the distance, are the fields around the Lacy House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,603 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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