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

Wash House 1754

(reconstructed)

 
 
Wash House 1754 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Wash House 1754 Marker
Inscription.  This is an interpretive reconstruction of the house used by the Brothers to wash their clothes. The spaces between the logs (the chinks) were not filled with daubing in order to facilitate the movement of fresh air.

"This afternoon we had a time of fellowship together, and because it was more pleasant ooutside the house, we went into our wash house for a while-it is open and has shade."
Bethabara Diary, May 5, 1754
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is May 5, 1754.
 
Location. 36° 9.38′ N, 80° 18.01′ 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. Bake Oven 1753 (a few steps from this marker); Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754 (a few steps from this marker); Hans Wagner Cabin 1752
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Dwelling House/Cow House 1754 (within shouting distance of this marker); Tavern Well 1763 (within shouting distance of this marker); Sleeping Hall 1754 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethabara Tavern 1757 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Village (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Wash House 1754 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Wash House 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 432 times since then and 7 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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