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Bradford Tavern Historical Marker


Location of sign - 222 West Main Street West Union, Ohio


Photo taken -  September 2007


Bradford Tavern Historical Marker, Ohio

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne


Text of sign:


Bradford Tavern



The Bradford Tavern, West Union's first inn built ca. 1804, served the Maysville-Zanesville stagecoach route and such travelers as 

Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, and Santa Anna. After 1840, it was continued as the Marlatt House and, later, the Crawford House.

Robert Lawler operated it as the Commercial Hotel, 1904-1919. In 1936, Mr. and Mrs. William Lafferty restored the building as 

the "Olde Wayside Inn.


Adams County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society


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