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Smithy and Christ Pottery 1759

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Smithy and Christ Pottery 1759 Marker
Inscription. Bethabara's second smithy (blacksmith shop) stood on this site in 1759. In 1755 the first smithy opened for business, and in the active years of building construction in Bethabara, the blacksmith was kept busy supplying necessary hardware and repairing the craftsmen's tools. Rudolph Christ operated his pottery in this building from 1768-1789.

"Mr. Loving goes home (to Virginia), after a stay of two days to have work done at the smithy."
Bethabara Diary, June 8, 1755.
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.34′ N, 80° 17.92′ 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. Smith's House 1762 (a few steps from this marker); Locksmith and Gunsmith Shop 1759 (a few steps from this marker); Community and Medical Gardens (a few steps from this marker); Mill-Wright's House 1762 (a few steps from this marker); Tailor's Shop 1764
Smithy and Christ Pottery 1759 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Smithy and Christ Pottery 1759 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bastion 1756 (within shouting distance of this marker); Tailor's Shop Addition and Well after 1766 (within shouting distance of this marker); Community Garden 1759 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
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Smithy and Christ Pottery 1759 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. Smithy and Christ Pottery 1759 Marker
 
 
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 252 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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