Tavern visited by George Washington added to register

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A tavern visited by George Washington and French troops during the Revolutionary War is one of eight new listings placed on the Virginia Landmarks Register.

The listings approved Thursday by the Virginia Board of Historic Resources also include a rural village in northern Virginia settled by African Americans before and after the Civil War and a military academy in Southside Virginia established in 1909.

The tavern known as the New Kent Ordinary has portions dating back to 1736. Washington visited New Kent Ordinary before and during the Revolutionary War.

The tavern continued to operate until the 1930s and underwent a historical restoration in the 1960s.

The Department of Historic Resources will forward documentation for the sites to the National Park Service for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

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