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

Dwelling House/Cow House 1754

(reconstructed)

 
 
Dwelling House/Cow House 1754 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Dwelling House/Cow House 1754 Marker
Inscription. Within weeks of their first arrival, the Brothers found the need to build a guesthouse for the "strangers" who came to seek the services of the doctor, lawyer and tradesmen. However, this particular structure was converted into a "house" for cows by the following summer. The interpretive reconstruction is based on a sketch of the house from a map drawn in July 1754.

"In the afternoon a place for a small dwelling house was staked off near the spring."
Bethabara Diary, January 7,1754.
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.36′ N, 80° 17.99′ 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. Tavern Well 1763 (here, next to this marker); Sleeping Hall 1754 (here, next to this marker); Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 (a few steps from this marker); Bethabara Tavern 1757 (a few steps from this marker); Bake Oven 1753
Dwelling House/Cow House 1754 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Dwelling House/Cow House 1754 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754 (a few steps from this marker); First Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Wash House 1754 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
Dwelling House/Cow House 1754 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. Dwelling House/Cow House 1754 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 10 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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