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Effingham County Historical Markers

Historic Taverns on this Road


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Historic Taverns on this Road
  • Location: Ga. 275 about 2 miles east of Ga. 21

HISTORIC TAVERNS ON THIS ROAD

Five miles South on this road, George Washington spent Sunday night, May 15, 1791, at the house of “one Spencer.” the occasion was Washington’s Southern tour, and he was travelling in his carriage over this road from Savannah to Augusta.

Four miles south on this road, another famous tavern, “Martin Dasher’s Old Public House,” stood for many years. Martin Dasher himself operated the tavern as early as the Revolution, and it was still in operation, a regular stop on the Stage Road, in 1816.

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