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Boswell's Tavern, Route 22 vicinity, Gordonsville, Orange County, VA

Boswell's Tavern, Route 22 vicinity, Gordonsville, Orange County, VA

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Summary

Significance: An important example of a Federal tavern building of the 18th century. Frequent meeting place of such notables as Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and James Madison. In 1781 the Marquis de Lafayette encamped there on his way to cut off the British from military supplies in Charlottesville. Original use was as a private dwelling.
Survey number: HABS VA-1217
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 73002036, 69000257

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Morris, Scott, transmitter
DeBoer, Ruth, transmitter
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Location

Gordonsville (Va.)38.13736, -78.18778
Google Map of 38.1373577, -78.187781
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Source

Library of Congress
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