Old Hickory Tavern

Old Hickory Tavern (HMC5Y)

Location: Hickory, NC 28602 Catawba County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 43.897', W 81° 20.39'

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Birthplace of Hickory

To the rear of this spot stood a log house known in 1799 as Hickory Tavern. This tract of 640 acres was surveyed by Col. Christopher W. Beekman on June 8, 1779 and was granted to William McMullen Oct. 28, 1783 on the south side of this tavern ran the following road

"on May 10, 1769 the Worshipful
Court of Rowan County, N.C. Met:


Present
William Temp. Coles · John Ford · John Oliphant, Esquires"

On Petition of sundry inhabitants of the upper part of the Cataba River for to view and lay off a road from the cove on the North Fork of the Cataba River the best way to Salisbury by Sherrill's Ford. The following Jury be appointed, to Wit,
Cap: Adam Sherrill · Richard Lewis · Francis Patton · James McLane · Samuel Brown · William Moore · Michael Litten · Boston Clyne, Junr. · Abraham Scott · Jacob Sherrill · Aquilla Sherrill · Andrew Killion · John Bridges, Senr. · John McDowell · John Pearsons · William Simpson · John McPeetors · Joseph White · Peter Lowrance · George Cathey · William Richey · Uty Sherrill · Robert Payton · Robert Branch

Overseers
William Deavor · Simon Jonas · Robert Bigham Perkins
Details
HM NumberHMC5Y
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
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Year Placed1951
Placed ByThe Hickory Tavern Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 8:17am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 469268 N 3954234
Decimal Degrees35.73161667, -81.33983333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 43.897', W 81° 20.39'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 43' 53.82" N, 81° 20' 23.40" W
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Area Code(s)704, 828
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2299 2nd St SW, Hickory NC 28602, US
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