Frye's Inn, located on the east side of the Cacapon River, was constructed between 1800 and 1818 by Margaret Caudy and her husband Eli Beall. Originally known as Beall's Tavern, the log structure became a haven for early pioneers and stagecoach travelers headed west on the Great Northwestern Turnpike (presently U.S. Route 50). Beall's daughter Sarah Jane married a man with the surname Frye and this marriage between the Beall and Frye families resulted in the tavern's name change to Frye's Inn.
During the American Civil War, General Stonewall Jackson of the Confederate States Army and his men paused to pray under the large walnut tree directly opposite the inn along the turnpike. This event was later recounted by Jenny Frye in a local newspaper.
The inn currently serves as the private residence of Thomas Kipps of Capon Bridge.
- Christmas in Old Hampshire. Romney, West Virginia: Hampshire County Historical Society. 2006.
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