The ordinary that stood on this site catered to travelers on the north-south stage road as early as 1750. During the American Revolution local warehouses were burned by British Colonel Tarleton, and legend says that it was from that occurrence that the ordinary derived its name. During the Civil War the post office (1832-1964) and inn were spared when a Union officer recognized the inn's owner, Dr. George M. Raney, as being a former classmate at the University of Pennsylvania.
Geographic Location: Brunswick County
Physical Description of Location: Sturgeon, VA 23856. Located on Co. Road 712, 0.5 miles northeast of the intersection of Co. Road 712 and Co. Road 634. Marker is on the left when traveling northeast on Co. Road 712.
Display on Google Maps
Display on Google Earth