|Location||283 Maple Valley Rd., Coventry, Rhode Island|
|Area||3 acres (1.2 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||74000040|
|Added to NRHP||July 24, 1974|
The Waterman Tavern is a historic house and tavern at 283 Maple Valley Road, near Whaley's Hollow in Coventry, Rhode Island. The 2-1/2 story wood-frame house was built some time before 1747 by John Waterman, who was licensed to operate a tavern on the premises in that year. It is five bays wide with a central chimney. The site was advantageously located on what was then the main road between Providence and Plainfield, Connecticut. The tavern was a center of civic discourse, and town meetings were regularly held there until 1835.
The tavern is also notable as being one of the first stops along the route taken by Count de Rochambeau's army during its march from Providence to Yorktown, Virginia in 1781 during the American Revolutionary War. The main army camped near the tavern, while the officers were quartered in the tavern itself.
- March Route of Rochambeau's army
- List of historic sites preserved along Rochambeau's route
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Kent County, Rhode Island
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