Mentzer Tavern

Mentzer Tavern (HMNOU)

Location: Delphi, IN 46923 Carroll County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 38.965', W 86° 39.44'

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Grantham's Overlook

Carrollton on the Wabash
The Mentzer Tavern was built in 1840 at the north end of the Carrollton Towing Path Bridge that crossed the Wabash River. Erected by Ignatius Mentzer and George Friday, it opened as a cooper shop where barrels were made and later the building was converted to an inn.

Packet or passenger boats served meals and were equipped with sleeping berths. Other canal travelers, on Line Boats or anyone who had reached their destination, needed a hotel or inn often called a House or Tavern. Travelers could stop here, at Pittsburg or Paragon down river, or in Delphi. Serving meals and providing accommodations for overnight guests became a good business along the entire length of Wabash and Erie canal.
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HM NumberHMNOU
Series This marker is part of the Wabash & Erie Canal series
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Placed ByCanal Society of Indiana, Land donated by Grantham Family
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 9:22pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 528970 N 4499896
Decimal Degrees40.64941667, -86.65733333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 38.965', W 86° 39.44'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 38' 57.90" N, 86° 39' 26.40" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7001-7199 W Towpath Rd, Delphi IN 46923, US
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