The Drummer’s Home, 1840, Sparta

The Eagle Tavern, built on this site in the late 1700s, was the scene of a grand ball for the Marquis de LaFayette in 1825. Burned in the late 1830s, it was replaced by the present structure, first known as the Edwards’ House, in 1840. It was renamed the Drummer’s Home in 1897 and was one of the most popular hotels in Georgia in its day. It was later renamed the LaFayette Hotel. It’s one of the most important antebellum stagecoach inns extant in Georgia and one of my personal favorites.

Sparta Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.