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

Wash House 1754

(reconstructed)

 
 
Wash House 1754 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Wash House 1754 Marker
Inscription. This is an interpretive reconstruction of the house used by the Brothers to wash their clothes. The spaces between the logs (the chinks) were not filled with daubing in order to facilitate the movement of fresh air.

"This afternoon we had a time of fellowship together, and because it was more pleasant ooutside the house, we went into our wash house for a while-it is open and has shade."
Bethabara Diary, May 5, 1754
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.38′ N, 80° 18.01′ 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. Bake Oven 1753 (a few steps from this marker); Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754 (a few steps from this marker); Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dwelling House/Cow House 1754 (within shouting distance of this marker); Tavern Well 1763
Wash House 1754 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Wash House 1754 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Sleeping Hall 1754 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethabara Tavern 1757 (within shouting distance of this marker); First Village (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 295 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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