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

Sleeping Hall 1754

(reconstructed)

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Sleeping Hall 1754 Marker
Inscription.  By early February 1754, the Brothers decided to build a sleeping hall to help relieve the crowded conditions in the Wagner Cabin. The 13'x50' interpretive reconstruction uses post-and-log construction techniques, with fence rails for the walls. This method of construction represents a transition between log buildings of the early settlement and the timber frame buildings built later in the fort area.

"We began to build a new sleeping room."
Bethabara Diary, February 5, 1754
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 9.36′ N, 80° 17.99′ 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 within walking distance of this marker. Dwelling House/Cow House 1754 (here, next to this marker); Tavern Well 1763 (here, next to this marker);
Sleeping Hall 1754 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Sleeping Hall 1754 Marker
Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 (a few steps from this marker); Bethabara Tavern 1757 (a few steps from this marker); Bake Oven 1753 (a few steps from this marker); Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754 (a few steps from this marker); First Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Wash House 1754 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Sleeping Hall 1754 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. Sleeping Hall 1754 Marker
 
 
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 321 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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