Halfway House (Ansted, West Virginia)

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Halfway House
Halfway House (Ansted, West Virginia) is located in West Virginia
Halfway House (Ansted, West Virginia)
Halfway House (Ansted, West Virginia) is located in the US
Halfway House (Ansted, West Virginia)
Location Off old U.S. 60, Ansted, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°8′4″N 81°5′43″W / 38.13444°N 81.09528°W / 38.13444; -81.09528Coordinates: 38°8′4″N 81°5′43″W / 38.13444°N 81.09528°W / 38.13444; -81.09528
Area 1.8 acres (0.73 ha)
Built c. 1810
Architect Skaggs, Joseph
Architectural style Other, Log construction
NRHP Reference # 78002792[1]
Added to NRHP December 18, 1978

Halfway House, also known as the Tyree Tavern, is a historic inn and tavern located at Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia. It is a two story, log and frame building with a gable roof measuring 50 feet long and 20 feet deep. The original log section was built prior to 1810. It was expanded to its present configuration about 1827. It served as a stage coach stop on the James River and Kanawha Turnpike. Notable guests included Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, and John Breckenridge. It also was headquarters of the Chicago Gray Dragoons during the American Civil War.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Rodney S. Collins (July 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Halfway House" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 

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