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Congregation Kitchen 1766

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Congregation Kitchen 1766 Marker
Inscription. In the face of frontier hardships the Moravians practiced common housekeeping. Their system of communal living meant that every member of the congregation had a share in the necessary tasks of sustaining the town, such as raising cabins, clearing fields, growing and preparing food.

"It was decided to build another kitchen, in which food shall be cooked for the congregation, with the exception of the Single Brethren and boys, who shall continue to cook in the present kitchen."
Bethabara Diary, October 13, 1766.
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.32′ N, 80° 17.86′ 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. Pottery Shop 1755 (here, next to this marker); Bell House (a few steps from this marker); Well 1763 (a few steps from this marker); Gemeinhaus 1756 (a few steps from this marker); Palisade Fort
Congregation Kitchen 1766 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Congregation Kitchen 1766 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Congregation Store 1759 & 1764 (a few steps from this marker); Family House 1758 (a few steps from this marker); Bethabara Fort 1756-63 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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