The Wickerham Inn is an old brick building rich with history. It was built over two hundred years ago and used as an inn by Peter Wickerham. Famous military men have stayed there, along with some visitors who never got to leave.
Backstory and Context
There are rumors that there was a stagecoach driver murdered in one of the rooms of the tavern. He never checked out of his room, so a worker was sent to check on him. the worker found a blood-covered room, but no body. Peter Wickerham order the room to be cleaned and the bed and carpet to be replaced. During an extensive remodel in 1922, the basement floor had to be taken up, and a headless skeleton was found.
On July 15, 1863, General John Hunt Morgan stayed at the inn with the "Morgan's Raiders" when they passed through Adams County. General Morgan was known as the "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy" during the Civil War.
Now the tavern is privately owned and used as an everyday home available to rent.
Hilton, Mark. Wickerham Inn. Historical Marker Database. September 09, 2017. Accessed October 25, 1018. https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=108129.