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

Alpha Chapel

constructed 1895

 
 
Alpha Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 18, 2019
1. Alpha Chapel Marker
Inscription.  "Alpha Chapel — This name has been given the new Chapel midway between Bethania and Rural Hall. The very name "Alpha" is a significant one; inasmuch as this is the first step the Bethania congregation has ever taken in the direction Of church extension outside of herself. This new chapel, now nearly completed, is 20x30 feet, With a steep roof and box finish, 14 foot ceiling, a double entrance with transom, and six windows. The steeple, which is not yet finished, will add very much to the appearance of the already neat building, when the two experienced carpenters, who have the work in charge, shall have completed it."
—The Wachovia Moravian, January 1895

The small chapel never developed into an independent church. Instead, the building was moved to grounds of Mizpah Moravian Church. A growing Mizpah Moravian no longer needed the chapel; therefore, it was transferred to a local farm site.

The chapel relocated to its present site in 2001 after being donated to the Town of Bethania by Mr.and Mrs. Burton Winfrey. Today, a restored building functions as the Bethania Town Hall
Alpha Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 18, 2019
2. Alpha Chapel
and Office.

 
Erected by Town of Bethania.
 
Location. 36° 10.707′ N, 80° 20.333′ W. Marker is in Bethania, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Bethania Road. Located at the Bethania Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5393 Ham Horton Ln, Bethania NC 27010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bethania (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bethania (within shouting distance of this marker); Wolff-Moser House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Cornwallis (within shouting distance of this marker); Stoneman's Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Plank Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Wagon Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cedar Grove School (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethania.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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