Washoe House in 2007, viewed from the south
|Town or city||Stony Point, California|
Washoe House is a historic roadhouse in Sonoma County, California in the United States. It is located west of Cotati, California at the juncture of Stony Point Road and Roblar Road. It lies near the headwaters of Washoe Creek and is the defining landmark of the unincorporated community of Stony Point (not to be confused with Stony Point, California, a former name of Lakeport, CA).
In 1865, following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Major James Armstrong's Emmett Rifles (or Hueston Guard) rode up Stony Point Road, intent on taking vengeance against Democrats in Santa Rosa, only to turn back after stopping at this tavern. This incident became known as The Battle of Washoe House.
At various times, it has served as a hotel, butcher shop, post office, community hall, and stagecoach stop.
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