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

Plank Road

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
1. Plank Road Marker
Inscription.  The western terminus of the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road, 129 miles in length, longest in North Carolina, built 1849-1854, was here.
 
Erected 1941 by NC Department of Conservation and Development, NC State Historical Commission. (Marker Number J-23.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 36° 10.716′ N, 80° 20.378′ W. Marker is in Bethania, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of Bethania Road and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Bethania Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Stoneman's Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Cornwallis (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethania (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bethania (within shouting distance of this marker); Wolff-Moser House (within shouting distance of this marker);
Plank Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
2. Plank Road Marker
Alpha Chapel (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.
 
Also see . . .
1. NC Markers page. (Submitted on February 11, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
2. when it was on a dirt road. (Submitted on April 5, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Plank Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
3. Plank Road Marker
Plank Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
4. Plank Road Marker
Plank Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
5. Plank Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 11, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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