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

Wachovia Settlement

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, April 12, 2012
1. Wachovia Settlement Marker
Inscription.

Wachovia
Settlement
begun

17 November
1753

 
Erected 1806 by Helfer Conferenz furs Ganze (Minister's Conference).
 
Location. 36° 9.29′ N, 80° 17.81′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Bethabara Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Historic Bethabara Park. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gemeinhaus (here, next to this marker); Memorial Marker 1806 (here, next to this marker); Well 1807 (a few steps from this marker); Gemeinhaus 1788 (a few steps from this marker); Apothecary Shop 1763 (within shouting distance of this marker); Doctor's Laboratory 1759 (within shouting distance of this marker); Distiller's House 1803 (within shouting distance of this marker); Herman Buttner House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
More about this marker.
Text from related marker describing history of this marker:
On November 26, 1806, this marker was erected as a memorial to the beginning of the settlement
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By Michael C. Wilcox, April 12, 2012
2. Wachovia Settlement Marker
of the Unity of Brethren (Moravians) in Wachovia. It was moved here in 1850, having been placed originally at the site of the first cabin occupied by the Brethren in 1753. The first such historical marker had been erected by the Moravians in 1770.

 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Related marker that describes the history of this marker, and marker at the original cabin location of this marker.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, April 12, 2012
3. Wachovia Settlement Marker
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
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By Michael C. Wilcox, April 12, 2012
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
6. Wachovia Settlement Marker
Wachovia Settlement Marker at front-left corner of Gemeinhaus image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 25, 2012
7. Wachovia Settlement Marker at front-left corner of Gemeinhaus
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
8. Wachovia Settlement Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   4. submitted on March 12, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   5. submitted on April 12, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   6, 7, 8. submitted on March 12, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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