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Oldtown in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Smith's House 1762

 
 
Smith's House 1762 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Smith's House 1762 Marker
Inscription. New arrivals from Pennsylvania helped to swell Bethabara's population to 75 and 15 outside laborers. As the size of the village grew so did the need for houses and shops. The cellar of this 1762 Smith's House was filled with dirt in the early 19-century when much of the original town site was made into farmland.

"In both villages (Bethabara and Bethania) sundry new houses have been erected, without accident, and material is ready for others."
Bethabara Memorabilia of 1762.
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.34′ N, 80° 17.91′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on 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. Smithy and Christ Pottery 1759 (a few steps from this marker); Mill-Wright's House 1762 (a few steps from this marker); Tailor's Shop 1764 (a few steps from this marker); Locksmith and Gunsmith Shop 1759 (a few steps from this marker); Community and Medical Gardens
Smith's House 1762 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Smith's House 1762 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bastion 1756 (within shouting distance of this marker); Congregation Store Addition after 1766 (within shouting distance of this marker); Tailor's Shop Addition and Well after 1766 (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 241 times since then and 13 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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