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

Bethania

Founded 12 June 1759

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
1. Bethania Marker
Inscription.  First planned Moravian Village in N. Carolina. Colonial and antebellum trade and agricultural center. Only remaining continuous, independent Wachovia Settlement. Contains unique remnants of original medieval style plan where families lived in a central village and the Moravian church assigned each family roughly equal strip fields in bottom-lands along Muddy Creek and orchard lots on higher ground.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 36° 10.72′ N, 80° 20.34′ W. Marker is in Bethania, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Bethania Road 0.1 miles east of Main Street, on the left when traveling west. 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. Wolff-Moser House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bethania (a few steps from this marker); Alpha Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Cornwallis (within shouting distance of this
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
2. Bethania Marker
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.
 
More about this marker. Marker shown in photos 9-20 has been replaced by new Bethania marker entry (a few steps from this marker).
 
Also see . . .  historicbethania.org. (Submitted on February 14, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
3. Bethania Marker
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
5. Bethania Marker
Alpha Chapel (c.1894) image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
6. Alpha Chapel (c.1894)
Wolff-Moser House (c.1799) image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
7. Wolff-Moser House (c.1799)
Bethania District Historic Landmark marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
8. Bethania District Historic Landmark marker
Bethania history display image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
9. Bethania history display
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
10. Bethania history display
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
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14. Bethania history display
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By Michael C. Wilcox
17. Bethania history display
I missed one. I combined the edge of the two adjacent frames to form this image. It's enough to give the gist.
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
19. Bethania history display
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
20. Bethania history display
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. submitted on February 14, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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