From Ohio History Central
Built as the Bradford Tavern, the Olde Wayside Inn is one of the oldest buildings in West Union, Ohio.
In 1804, General David Bradford built the inn. It became a popular stop for travelers along the road from Maysville, Kentucky to Zanesville, Ohio. Numerous important dignitaries stayed at the inn, including Kentucky Senator Henry Clay, President Andrew Jackson, and President of Mexico Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. The inn had had a number of name changes, including the Bradford Tavern, the Marlatt House, the Crawford House and the Commercial Hotel. Called the Olde Wayside Inn since 1936, the building has provided housing and food to travelers since its founding.