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

New Bethabara Tavern 1775

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. New Bethabara Tavern 1775 Marker
Inscription. From 1775 until 1787 the new Bethabara Tavern was operated here. Between 1787 and 1801 the building served as the community store while also providing lodging for travelers. The building stood until 1824, apparently continuing to operate as a tavern to serve visitors to the small rural farming community of Bethabara.

"Br. Nils Lund came to fasten locks on the tavern doors. The sign of the new tavern, a star, was hung out. Br. and Sr. Schaub, Jr. moved today into the new tavern."
Bethabara Diary, April 22, 1775
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.38′ N, 80° 17.94′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on 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. Summerhouse 1759 (here, next to this marker); New Tavern Well 1755 (here, next to this marker); Medical Gardens 1761 (a few steps from this marker); Community Garden 1759 (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Bethabara Park 1753
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. New Bethabara Tavern 1775 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 1753 Great Philadelphia Wagon Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Community and Medical Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); First Village (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Additional comments.
1. Br. and Sr. Schaub, Jr. are my ancestors.
My ancestors were from Switzerland. They sailed from Holland and arrived in Pennsylvania in Dec 1743. I've visited the old Schaub House (John Jacob Schaub House in Pfafftown, N.C.) but missed seeing this marker.
    — Submitted December 13, 2018, by Dale W Schaub of Gainesville, Texas.

 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. New Bethabara Tavern 1775 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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