McGuire's Inn

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McGuire's Inn


Marsh St. Tappahannock, VA

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Detailed History

The house is still in the McGuire family. The main floor has changed slightly to look more like a residence than a boarding house. African American teachers at the Rappahannock Academy and the local high schools rented rooms here. "Aunt" Lillian McGuire serves/served as the unofficial Tappahannock town historian and wrote the book “Uprooted and Transplanted From Africa to America: Focus on African-Americans in Essex County, Virginia Oppressions – Achievements – Contributions The 1600s – 1900s.” The McGuire family and the Harris family, who operated Harris’ Grill, are related. The current address is 430 Marsh.

1940s photo courtesy Brenda Anderson Diggs

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