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

Congregation Store 1759 & 1764

 
 
Congregation Store 1759 & 1764 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Congregation Store 1759 & 1764 Marker
Inscription.  Opened in 1759, the Bethabara store played an important role in the life of the community. It provided basic goods, not only to the Moravians, but also to customers from many miles around. The store served as a shipping point for Moravian goods sent in trade, especially to Charleston, SC. A 1764 addition greatly enlarged to 1759 building, and sometime after 1766 another addition was made.

"George Loesch brought 300lbs. of lead for our store from the mine on the New River."
Bethabara Diary, June 4, 1764.

"Again today many people came to the store with skins for sale. Br. Gammern will soon be at a loss on how to pay in cash."
Bethabara Diary, February 15, 1765.
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 9.33′ N, 80° 17.86′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Bethabara
Congregation Store 1759 & 1764 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Congregation Store 1759 & 1764 Marker
Road, on the right when traveling east. Located in Historic Bethabara Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Palisade Fort (here, next to this marker); Congregation Kitchen 1766 (a few steps from this marker); Pottery Shop 1755 (a few steps from this marker); Bell House (a few steps from this marker); Well 1763 (a few steps from this marker); Congregation Store Addition after 1766 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemeinhaus 1756 (within shouting distance of this marker); Family House 1758 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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