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Stone Tavern at Roney's Point

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Stone Tavern at Roney's Point

The Stone Tavern at the intersection of National Road and Roney's Point Road was built soon after the National Road was surveyed through Ohio County in 1806. The historical marker reads:

Roney's Point: Here is located the historic 'Heimberger House,' one of the first and most famous of the numerous stopping places which sprang up to serve the traffic on the National Road. Still standing, it is now called the 'Old Stone House.'

The Stone Tavern was added to the National Register of Historic Places, February 11, 1993.

▶ Read the National Register Nomination form: Stone Tavern at Roney's Point 

-from The WPA Guide, "WEST VIRGINIA: A Guide to the Mountian State," 1941, pg. 516-517.

RONEYS POINT, 5.1 m. (830 alt., 213 pop.), a shipping center for the Ohio County Farmers' Co-operative Association, was a lively spot in the days when stagecoaches of Good Intent and Sims lines carried gay parties of travelers to the OLD STONE TAVERN (R), which remains much as it was when built in 1818. A sunburst transom over the door, the old woodwork, and the massive fireplaces are still in place. Originally a two-story stone building with 11 rooms and a large hall, it was enlarged years later with a 9-room addition.

Location

▶ 6743 National Road, Valley Grove, WV 26060


Images

Stone Tavern at Roney's Point


Additional Resources

Materials in the Library:
▶ Frazier family journey on the 'National Road' : David Frazer of the 'Manor of Maske', York, now Adams County, Pennsylvania, his son, Samuel Frazier of 'Roney's Point', Ohio County, Virginia, now West Virginia and their descendants, Lloyd, Mark Frazier, 1998 (Wheeling Room, non-circulating, ask for access at Reference Desk) Call #: Wheeling 929.2 F869L
▶ Fraziers of Roney's Point, West Virginia : ten generations on the National Road, Lloyd, Mark Frazier, 2008 (Wheeling Room, non-circulating, ask for access at Reference Desk) Call #: Wheeling 929.2 F869L
Vertical File: Roney's Point Road. (Wheeling Room, non-circulating, ask for access at Reference Desk)
Archival Vertical File: Roney's Point Tavern (Photograph). (Archives and Special Collection, non-circulating, must make appointment to view. See: )

Library of Congress
The Old Stone House, or Heimburger House, Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer

National Park Service: National Register Digital Assets
Stone Tavern at Roney's Point


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