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Eagle Tavern (Watkinsville, Georgia)

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Built  1801
Opened  1801
Added to NRHP  13 May 1970
NRHP Reference #  70000215
Phone  +1 706-769-5197
Eagle Tavern (Watkinsville, Georgia)
Location  Watkinsville, Georgia, United States
Address  26 N Main St, Watkinsville, GA 30677, USA
Hours  Closing soon · 10AM–4PMThursday10AM–4PMFriday10AM–4PMSaturdayClosedSundayClosedMonday10AM–4PMTuesday10AM–4PMWednesday10AM–4PM
Similar  Harris Shoals Park, Oconee County Welcome, Elder Covered Bridge, Old Governor's Mansion, Uncle Remus Museum I

The Eagle Tavern is one of the earliest surviving structures in Watkinsville, Oconee County, Georgia, United States. The Eagle Tavern was built circa 1801 but possibly as early as 1794. In the early part of the 19th century, the city of Watkinsville, Georgia was on the frontier of Creek and Cherokee Indian Territories. The site of the tavern may also have been the site of Fort Edwards, a gathering place for settlers seeking protection from attack by the Creek and Cherokee. The tavern was added to the National Register of Historic Places on 13 May 1970.

Today, The Eagle Tavern is open weekly for tours of its rich history and ghostly tales. The Eagle Tavern has also been a popular spot for many paranormal investigators, due to the success rate of evidence during investigations. William Bender, author of Haunted Atlanta and Beyond proclaims it might be the "most haunted building in North Georgia."

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Eagle Tavern (Watkinsville, Georgia) Wikipedia


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