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

Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754

(reconstructed)

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754 Marker
Inscription.  On February 8, 1754, the Brothers began construction on a "cabin for strangers"; they completed it the following day. It measured 8' by 8', had a fireplace and enough room for two sick guests. In July 1754, another pen, measuring 6' by 8', was added and used as a photograph, taken in the early 20th century, of one that was in the nearby storehouse. The dirt-floored, roofed hall connected the two, creating a "dog trot" structure.

"By evening our lodging place for strangers was finished. It is built of wide rails laid up like logs, and has a small fireplace, so that in case of need we can lodge two sick guests."
Bethabara Diary, February 9, 1754
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 9.37′ N, 80° 18′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Bethabara Road, on the right when traveling east. Located
Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754 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. Bake Oven 1753 (here, next to this marker); Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 (a few steps from this marker); Wash House 1754 (a few steps from this marker); Dwelling House/Cow House 1754 (a few steps from this marker); Tavern Well 1763 (a few steps from this marker); Sleeping Hall 1754 (a few steps from this marker); Bethabara Tavern 1757 (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 348 times since then and 6 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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