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White's Tavern (site)

Formerly/Also Known As Beck's Tavern, Miller's Tavern, Perkins's Tavern, Brotherton's Tavern

National Road
Valley Grove, WV 26060

From Searight's The Old Pike (1894):

The next old tavern on the west, and a short distance from the widow Rhodes' house, was kept as early as 1830 by John White. It was a frame house on the north side of the road. Mrs. Beck, before mentioned, subsequently bought this property, improved it in many details, and especially by the erection of a substantial new stable, with a capacity for sheltering one hundred horses. She conducted this tavern in 1833, and kept the stock and boarded the drivers and other employees of the Stockton line of coaches. She was a favorite of that line, and patronized by it at all points of the road where she kept a tavern, except at the Greene House in Washington, where she had the favor and patronage of the Good Intent line. The old White stand was kept by the widow Miller and her son, after Mrs. Beck left it, and they were succeeded by Peter Perkins, and he in turn by John Brotherton.

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