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Well 1807

 
 
Well 1807 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Well 1807 Marker
Inscription.  This early nineteenth-century well served the Gemeinhaus and its various outbuildings. When the archaeologists reopened the well in the 1960s, an original wooden pump stock was recovered and preserved.

"During these days a well has been dug in the yard of the Gemeinhaus. At about twenty geet it had a stand of six feet of water."
Bethabara Diary, October 13, 1807.
 
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 October 13, 1917.
 
Location. 36° 9.29′ N, 80° 17.8′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. 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. Wachovia Settlement (a few steps from this marker); Memorial Marker 1806 (a few steps from this marker); Gemeinhaus (a few steps from this marker); Gemeinhaus 1788 (within shouting distance of this marker); Distiller's House 1803
Well 1807 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Well 1807 Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Herman Buttner House (within shouting distance of this marker); Apothecary Shop 1763 (within shouting distance of this marker); Doctor's Laboratory 1759 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Well 1807 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. Well 1807 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 388 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on April 15, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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