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  • 15-55 Terry Purke Local Historian and Featured Speaker 15-55 Terry Purke Local Historian and Featured Speaker
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  • 15-55 Overfield Tavern Museum 15-55 Overfield Tavern Museum
Title, side A
Overfield Tavern
Text, side A
Benjamin Overfield (1774-1831), son of a Revolutionary War soldier, opened his tavern in this log house on September 13, 1808. Never moved, it is the oldest surviving building in Troy. The tavern provided food, lodging and space for business and social gatherings. Overfield agreed to let the county use a room on the second floor of the building as a temporary courtroom. Behind the tavern, Benjamin built a small log cabin that was home to his family. He prospered here until 1825 when he moved to the Public Square. Today's structure includes the tavern, the cabin, and later additions. Used as a dwelling from 1825 until 1948, the building now houses the Overfield Tavern Museum. Benjamin Overfield and his first wife Mary are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Address
121 E Water St-Marker was inadvertently numbered 17-58 instead of 15-55
Troy, OH 45373
Location
Overfield Tavern Museum, 121 E Water St
Coordinates
Latitude: 40.023870, Longitude: -84.120240.
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