Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Barr's Tavern Site

Marker ID: DAR 29-11
Location: E of US 521 at northern city limits of Lancaster, SC
County: Lancaster
Coordinates: N 34° 44.514    W 080° 46.674
  34.7419    -80.7779
Style: Free Standing **


On the morning of May 27,1791, President George Washington had breakfast near here at Nathan Barr´s Tavern, which was located about a mile and a half north of the present Lancaster Courthouse. According to local tradition, Washington paid for his meal by giving Barr´s young daughter half of a Spanish dollar he had cut with his sword.

Erected by Waxhaws Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution - 1970