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Well 1763

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Well 1763 Marker
Inscription. This well, one of three dug in 1763, stood on the town square and probably served the needs of many of the central buildings in Bethabara. It had a mechanical pump for bringing up the water, rather than a rope and bucket. This well was still the source of water in 1965 for an 1860s house (since removed) then standing adjacent to it.

"Three wells have been dug in Bethabara... all furnishing a good supply of fresh wholesome water."
Bethabara Memorabilia of 1763.
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.32′ N, 80° 17.87′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Bethabara Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in Historic Bethabara Park. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bell House (here, next to this marker); Congregation Kitchen 1766 (a few steps from this marker); Pottery Shop 1755 (a few steps from this marker); Family House 1758 (a few steps from this marker); Gemeinhaus 1756 (a
Well 1763 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Well 1763 Marker
few steps from this marker); Palisade Fort (a few steps from this marker); Congregation Store 1759 & 1764 (a few steps from this marker); The Brothers House 1755 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Oldtown.
 
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Well 1763 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. Well 1763 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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