Boyd Tavern (Albemarle County, Virginia)

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Boyd Tavern (Albemarle County, Virginia)
Old Boyd Tavern (Albemarle County, Virginia).JPG
Boyd Tavern, January 2014.
Boyd Tavern (Albemarle County, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Boyd Tavern (Albemarle County, Virginia)
Boyd Tavern (Albemarle County, Virginia) is located in the United States
Boyd Tavern (Albemarle County, Virginia)
LocationVA 616, Boyd Tavern, Virginia
Coordinates37°58′59.77″N 78°20′28.31″W / 37.9832694°N 78.3411972°W / 37.9832694; -78.3411972Coordinates: 37°58′59.77″N 78°20′28.31″W / 37.9832694°N 78.3411972°W / 37.9832694; -78.3411972
Area3.1 acres (1.3 ha)
Built1831 (1831)
Architectural style2 story side gabled
NRHP reference No.09000919[1]
VLR No.002-0085
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 12, 2009
Designated VLRSeptember 17, 2009[2]

Boyd Tavern, also known as Old Boyd Tavern, Watson's Ordinary, and Shepherd's Inn, is a historic tavern located in Boyd Tavern, Albemarle County, Virginia. It was built about 1831, and is a two-story, two-over-two, three-bay double-pile frame structure. It sits on a fieldstone foundation and has a side-gable roof. A one-story addition was built in the early 20th century. The property includes a family cemetery used by the Shepherds, owners of the property from the mid-1800s to 1937. The building housed a tavern, store, and post office at various times until 1937, when it became a single-family dwelling. The house was renovated in 1978.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
  3. ^ Marcia L. Buck (September 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Boyd Tavern" (PDF). and Accompanying five photos