Mahone's Tavern

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Mahone's Tavern
Mahone's Tavern, April 2013
Mahone's Tavern is located in Virginia
Mahone's Tavern
Mahone's Tavern is located in the US
Mahone's Tavern
Location 22341 Main St., Courtland, Virginia
Coordinates 36°42′52″N 77°4′4″W / 36.71444°N 77.06778°W / 36.71444; -77.06778Coordinates: 36°42′52″N 77°4′4″W / 36.71444°N 77.06778°W / 36.71444; -77.06778
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built c. 1796 (1796)
Built by Hunt, Thomas; Adams, Henry
Architectural style Federal, I-house
NRHP Reference # 08000483[1]
VLR # 201-0001
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 29, 2008
Designated VLR March 20, 2008[2]

Mahone's Tavern, also known as Kello's Tavern, Vaughn's Tavern and Howard's Hotel, is a historic inn and tavern located in Courtland, Southampton County, Virginia. It was built about 1796, and is a two-story, three-bay, gable-roofed, wood framed structure with exterior gable end chimneys. A rebuilt hyphen and kitchen structure were added in 1933. In 1831, like nearly every standing building in Courtland, or Jerusalem at the time, it became a refuge and gathering place for local citizens during the slave uprising led by Nat Turner, known as the Nat Turner's slave rebellion. The building was also the boyhood home of two persons who later achieved national prominence: Confederate General William Mahone and John J. Kindred, resident from 1859 to 1869, who later became a U.S. Senator from New York. It ceased being used as a tavern or hotel in 1901.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Harwood Paige Watkinson Jr., Simone A. Kiere (July 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Mahone's Tavern" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos