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

Bastion 1756

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Bastion 1756 Marker
Inscription.  In the late 1750s Indian hostilities spread through Bethabara and the surrounding area. When the palisade fort was built, these bastions offered good defense by allowing a man to see up and down each side of the fort. Night watch duty was assigned and one man was put in command at the mill where many refugees were camping.

"One of our refugees narrowly escaped death on the path between Bethabara and Bethania; two others going out against the advice of Br, Auspach... were attacked and one of them killed... Frequently spies were seen about the fort and mill."
Bethabara Diary, March of 1760.
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts or CastlesSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian.
 
Location. 36° 9.32′ N, 80° 17.91′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Bethabara Road, on the right when traveling east. Located
Bastion 1756 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Bastion 1756 Marker
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. Pottery Dependency 1756 (a few steps from this marker); Locksmith and Gunsmith Shop 1759 (a few steps from this marker); The Brothers House 1755 (within shouting distance of this marker); Flour Bin 1758 (within shouting distance of this marker); Pottery Shop Addition between 1763-1766 (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith's House 1762 (within shouting distance of this marker); Smithy and Christ Pottery 1759 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mill-Wright's House 1762 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Bastion 1756 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. Bastion 1756 Marker
 
 
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 391 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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