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Rahway in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Terrill Tavern

Circa 1735

 
 
Terrill Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
1. Terrill Tavern Marker
Inscription.

Restored by
Rahway Historical Society
Presented by
National Society
Colonial Dames XVII Century
Lady Elizabeth Carteret Chapter
1989

 
Erected 1989 by National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, Lady Elizabeth Carteret Chapter.
 
Location. 40° 36.981′ N, 74° 17.113′ W. Marker is in Rahway, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Westfield Avenue (County Route 613) and St Georges Avenue (County Route 27), on the right when traveling west on Westfield Avenue. Touch for map. The Terrill Tavern is located behind the Merchants and Drovers Tavern, located at the northwest corner of St Georges Avenue and Westfield Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Rahway NJ 07065, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Merchants and Drovers Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Rahway (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Thomas Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Tulip Poplar
Westfield Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
2. Westfield Avenue Marker
The Abraham Terrill Tavern served travelers in colonial times. At that time, St Georges Avenue was known as the King's Highway or County Road to Elizabethtown, and was along a primary route between Philadelphia and New York.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spanktown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Horsehead Copper (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Remembrance of Abraham Clark (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rahway.
 
Also see . . .  The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum. (Submitted on May 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Merchants and Drovers Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
3. Merchants and Drovers Tavern
The Terrill Tavern is located behind the Merchants and Drovers Tavern, where Washington was entertained in 1789, while on his way to his inauguration in New York. This photo was taken from the same place as was the one above.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,085 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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