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New Tavern Well 1755

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. New Tavern Well 1755 Marker
Inscription.  Eighteenth century roads were always either dusty or muddy, a traveler would welcome the site of a fresh water well beside a tavern. This well still contains part of its early wooden pump stock. A similar stock was retrieved by the archaeologists in the 1960s from another Bethabara well.

"Twelve men (non-Moravian) in the tavern began smashing bottles and quart cups together. Schaub (tavern keeper) told them he was going to close up, and they should not have another drop of liquor; they then promised to behave..."
Bethabara Diary, June 22, 1776
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEntertainmentRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is June 22, 1861.
 
Location. 36° 9.38′ N, 80° 17.94′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Bethabara 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
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. New Tavern Well 1755 Marker
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within walking distance of this marker. Summerhouse 1759 (here, next to this marker); New Bethabara Tavern 1775 (here, next to this marker); Medical Gardens 1761 (a few steps from this marker); Community Garden 1759 (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Bethabara Park 1753 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1753 Great Philadelphia Wagon Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Community and Medical Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); First Village (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 14, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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