Michie Tavern

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Michie Tavern
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LocationAlbemarle County, Virginia
Nearest cityCharlottesville
Coordinates38°0′31.22″N 78°27′54.55″W / 38.0086722°N 78.4651528°W / 38.0086722; -78.4651528Coordinates: 38°0′31.22″N 78°27′54.55″W / 38.0086722°N 78.4651528°W / 38.0086722; -78.4651528
NRHP reference #86003913[1]
Added to NRHP1986

Michie Tavern, located in Albemarle County, Virginia, is a Virginia Historic Landmark that was established in 1784 by Scotsman William Michie, though in Earlysville. The Tavern served as the social center of its community and provided travelers with food, drink and lodging. It remained in operation, in the Michie family, until 1910, when it came to be owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 1927, the Tavern was purchased by the Josephine Henderson, who had it moved seventeen miles from Earlysville to its present location, close to Monticello.[2]

The tavern is proximal to several other notable historic attractions:


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Kostelni, Dolores (2008-01-08). "Don't be a stranger to Michie Tavern". The Roanoke Times. The Times-World Corporation. Archived from the original on 2012-09-09. Retrieved 2009-06-28. [I]t opened in 1784 as a stop on a busy stagecoach route on Buck Mountain Road in Earlysville. [...] Between 1924 and 1927, Mrs. Mark Henderson purchased 'Michie's Old Tavern' and moved it 17 miles by horse and wagon from Earlysville to its current location...

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