Johnston's Tavern

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Johnston's Tavern
Johnston's Tavern near Mercer.jpg
Roadside view of the tavern
Johnston's Tavern is located in Pennsylvania
Johnston's Tavern
Location 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Mercer on U.S. Route 19, Springfield Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°9′0″N 80°13′23″W / 41.15000°N 80.22306°W / 41.15000; -80.22306Coordinates: 41°9′0″N 80°13′23″W / 41.15000°N 80.22306°W / 41.15000; -80.22306
Area 16.3 acres (6.6 ha)
Built 1831
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 72001136[1]
Added to NRHP March 24, 1972

Johnston's Tavern, also known as the New Lodge Inn, is a historic inn and tavern located at Springfield Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1831, and is a two-story, five bay wide fieldstone building with Greek Revival style design details. It was one of the main stagecoach stops on the Pittsburgh-Erie Turnpike.[2] The tavern was a stop on the Underground Railroad.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Pennsylvania Register of Historic Sites and Landmarks (July 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Johnston's Tavern" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  3. ^ Discover Mercer County: Mercer County Underground Railroad Driving Tour (accessed 2012-03-22)