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Osford's Tavern (site)

Formerly/Also Known As Hosford's Tavern

Martin's Mountain, MD 21530

From Searight's The Old Pike (1894):

Two miles further on the westward tramp the widow Osford [real name Ann Sterling Hunter Hosford, widow of Joseph Hunter; Joseph ndies in December 1819; Ann remarried Othniel Hosford on January 1, 1820] kept a regular old wagon stand. She was assisted by her son, Joseph. It is needless to state that her house was popular. She was a widow. Her house was a log building, on the south side of the road, with a large wagon yard attached. Her dining room occupied the greater portion of the ground floor of her house, and her table was always crowded with hungry guests. Kitchen and bar room made up the remainder of the first story, and wagoners' beds covered every inch of the bar room floor at night. Mrs. Osford retired from this house after a long season of prosperity, and was succeeded by Peter Hager, an old wagoner, who at one time drove a team for William Searight.

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