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Pottery Shop Addition between 1763-1766

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Pottery Shop Addition between 1763-1766 Marker
Inscription. Br. Aust, the first potter in Bethabara, moved his business to the new central town of Salem on June 17, 1777. He took down the addition to the Potter's Shop, in order to move the woodwork. Three other significant potters--Christ, Krause, and Butner--continued the Bethabara pottery trade until 1872, although at different locations than this.

"There was an unusual concourse of visitors, some coming 60 or 80 miles, to buy milk crocks and pans in our pottery. They bought the entire stock, not one piece was left; many could only get half they wanted, and others, who came late, could find none."
Bethabara Diary, May 21, 1770.
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.3′ N, 80° 17.91′ 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 Dependency 1756 (a few steps from this marker); Flour Bin 1758 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bastion 1756
Pottery Shop Addition between 1763-1766 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Pottery Shop Addition between 1763-1766 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Vorsteher's House 1758 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brothers House 1755 (within shouting distance of this marker); Locksmith and Gunsmith Shop 1759 (within shouting distance of this marker); Family House 1758 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell House (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 6 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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