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Buch Tavern, Maryland

Bush Tavern, Abingdon, Maryland (39.473710, -76.264706)

Felling Dates: Winter 1761/2

Site Master 1566-1761 BTMDx1 (t = 6.64 MTVx4; 6.58 MTVx5; 6.31 FORES).

The Bush Tavern is a two-story brick structure measuring 42 feet long by 20 feet wide. Although the original function of the building is uncertain, it was located in the settlement known as Harford Town or Bush, which was the county seat of Harford County during the Revolutionary War.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the original structure was built from timbers felled in the winter of 1761/2.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2016 “The Tree-Ring Dating of the Bush Tavern, Abingdon, Maryland ” unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2016/11




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Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory

Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

25 E. Montgomery St.
Baltimore, MD 21230