The presence of Boyd tavern, built in the eighteenth-century, greatly influenced the selection of Boydton as the Mecklenburg County seat. A major mid-nineteenth century renovation expanded the original tavern into a 35-room structure that included fancy porches and ornamentation showcasing the craft of regional builder-architect Jacob W. Holt. A Virginia native, Holt established a reputation locally by reshaping the architectural character of the town and outlying county. The tavern closed in the late 19th century and in 1922 was converted into apartments. In 1988, the tavern was deeded to the Boyd Tavern Foundation and restored.
Original Sponsor: Boyd Tavern Foundation
Geographic Location: Mecklenburg County
Physical Description of Location: Southwest corner of the intersection of US 58 and State Route 92, Boydton, VA 23917. Marker is on right when traveling east on 58.
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