Old Stone Tavern

Old Stone Tavern (HMY68)

Location: Dover, DE 19901 Kent County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 9.842', W 75° 26.817'

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Though Never a Tavern, it was Built of Stone

Stone is a rare material on this coastal plain, so when you find three stone buildings in one small area, there has to be a reason. The reason is that the same person, Manlove Hayes, built them all. Hayes built the house now known as the Stone Tavern some time before 1829 for Henry Bell, whose family had owned the lot since the mid-18th century. Hayes, who ran the shipping industry in Little Creek, is also credited with building the two other stone buildings: the Octagonal Schoolhouse, which still stands, and York Seat, which has been demolished.

Though the original owners did own a tavern down the road, this house never was a tavern and the name is a mystery. It is owned today by the Division of Parks and Recreation

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HM NumberHMY68
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByDelaware Division of Parks and Recreation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 5:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 461387 N 4335074
Decimal Degrees39.16403333, -75.44695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 9.842', W 75° 26.817'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 9' 50.52" N, 75° 26' 49.02" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-336 Main St, Dover DE 19901, US
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