DeVault Tavern

Built in 1821, DeVault Tavern is a two-story brick building in the federal style in Jonesborough, Tennessee with a lower and upper front porch. The porch is of wood construction and has a small pediment. A two-story ell extends to the rear and some enclosure has been made on the side porch of the ell. The brick is Flemish bond and the house rests on a limestone foundation. The windows are original, as are the shutters. Detail under the eaves and around the porch is hand-carved and gives the appearance of a honeycomb; this detail is found in several early houses in Washington County. A log slave cabin remains in the back yard and the original brick spring house is just across the road from the DeVault Tavern. This structure stands on the Great Stage Road between Abingdon, Virginia, and Knoxville, Tennessee. Andrew Jackson stayed at the tavern, as did General John Hunt Morgan of the Confederate Army on the night before his death.[1][2]

DeVault Tavern
DeVault Tavern is located in Tennessee
DeVault Tavern
DeVault Tavern is located in the United States
DeVault Tavern
Nearest cityJonesboro, Tennessee
Coordinates36°17′33″N 82°32′32″W / 36.29250°N 82.54222°W / 36.29250; -82.54222Coordinates: 36°17′33″N 82°32′32″W / 36.29250°N 82.54222°W / 36.29250; -82.54222
Area9 acres (3.6 ha)
Built1821 (1821)
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference No.73001855[1]
Added to NRHPJune 4, 1973


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Eberling, May (February 10, 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: DeVault Tavern". National Park Service. Retrieved December 20, 2014. and four photos

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