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

Vorsteher's House 1758

 
 
Vorsteher's House 1758 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Vorsteher's House 1758 Marker
Inscription. This framework and brick home was built in 1758 for the Vorsteher (for-shtay-er), who served his community as business manager and treasurer. His duties would have been similar to those of the present-day city manager's. Due to soil erosion, the archaeologists did not find much at this site. Some stones from the early foundations show scars from farmers plows. Also, the high water table and a large walnut tree further hampered excavation of this site.

"It was decided some days ago the Br. Jacob Loesch needed help in his office as Vorsteher; so today a 'Committee of Outward Affairs' was organized in Bethabara."
Bethabara Diary, November 4, 1759.
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.3′ N, 80° 17.88′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Bethabara Road, on the right when traveling east. 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. Family House 1758 (a few steps from this marker); Flour Bin 1758 (a few steps from this marker); Bethabara Fort 1756-63
Vorsteher's House 1758 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Vorsteher's House 1758 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Pottery Dependency 1756 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemeinhaus 1756 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Well 1763 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brothers House 1755 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
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Vorsteher's House 1758 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. Vorsteher's House 1758 Marker
Taken from Vorsteher's House showing Fort and Gemeinhaus image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
4. Taken from Vorsteher's House showing Fort and Gemeinhaus
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 13, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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