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Spurrier's Tavern Marker image, Touch for more information
By F. Robby, December 29, 2003
Spurrier's Tavern Marker
Maryland (Howard County), Waterloo — Spurrier's Tavern
Thomas Spurrier's stood at nearby crossroads connecting two important overland routes in colonial days (now U.S. 1 and MD. 175.) George Washington stopped here at least 25 times between 1789 and 1798. His diary noted July 18, 1795: "Dined and lodged . . . — Map (db m3236) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Waterloo — Spurrier's Tavern'Waterloo'
In 1771 William Spurrier opened a tavern at the intersection of the main routes linking Baltimore, Washington and Annapolis, now US 1 and MD 175. As traffic increased, it served as the first horse changing station for stages southbound from . . . — Map (db m3237) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Waterloo — Spurrier's TavernStood on this Site
George Washington stopped here at least twenty five times between 1789 and 1798. On July 18, 1795, his diary says: "Dined and lodged at Spurrier's where my sick horse died." — Map (db m3238) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Waterloo — Trinity on the Pike(Episcopal)
Consecrated by Bishop Whittingham March 26, 1857, as chapel of ease for Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish. Protestant Episcopal Convention approved separation from Christ Church in 1866. Trinity Parish admitted by Convention two years later. Bell . . . — Map (db m3239) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Waterloo — Trinity White Oak
(Seedling in 1768) Prayer of Dedication O glorious God, Whose perfect beauty The wonderful design of all Thy work proclaim Bless, we beseech Thee, this beautiful white oak, Which we now name "The Trinity Oak" And . . . — Map (db m3241) HM

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