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Near Newtown Square in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Square Inn

1742

 
 
Square Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 15, 2015
1. Square Inn Marker
Inscription.
SQUARE INN
1742

Public House of Entertainment
Innkeeper was John West father
of artist Benjamin West.
Located in Pennís Town Square.
Operated until 1771.

 
Erected by Newtown Square Historical Preservation Society.
 
Location. 39° 59.783′ N, 75° 24.47′ W. Marker is near Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of North Newtown Street Road (Pennsylvania Route 252) and Goshen Road on North Newtown Street Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newtown Square PA 19073, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Williamson House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bartram Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away); St. David's Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Culbertson House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Maris House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Radnor Friends Meeting House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Radnor Meeting House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Devon Horse Show (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newtown Square.
 
Also see . . .
1. Innkeepers son, Colonial Artist Benjamin West ~ Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 13, 2016, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
Square Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 15, 2015
2. Square Inn Marker
Marker is visible under the pine tree to the right of the Tavern building

2. Historic Newtown Square. (Submitted on January 13, 2016, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Visitors to the Square Inn ~
This Historic Inn is said to have been frequented by Persifor Frazer as well as his friend Anthony Wayne both of whom would go on to serve in the Continental Army. Wayne who was born just a few miles from this Inn became one of George Washington's most trusted generals. As Commander of the Army during Washington's Presidency Wayne fought Indians in western Pennsylvania, and the Ohio River Valley.
    — Submitted January 13, 2016, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Tavern Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 15, 2015
3. Tavern Sign
The Square Inn image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 15, 2015
4. The Square Inn
Placed on the
National Register
of Historical Places
1984
Square Inn also know as The Square Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 15, 2015
5. Square Inn also know as The Square Tavern
Square Inn - NRoHP Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 15, 2015
6. Square Inn - NRoHP Marker
 
 
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