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Bethabara Tavern 1757

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Bethabara Tavern 1757 Marker
Inscription. Accommodating strangers was difficult until the Brethren built the first tavern in 1757. This tavern served until 1775, when the new tavern was opened on the east side of the extensive community gardens. The old 1757 tavern partially collapsed very soon after being vacated.

"Many people come here to buy and sell, some remaining overnight with us, and some at the mill."
Wachovia Diary, January 13, 1757.

"Last night again one of the most unruly companies of hunters was in our Tavern. They have several times recently given much trouble, but this time kept fairly well within bounds, and left this morning."
Bethabara Diary, January 14, 1763.
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.35′ N, 80° 17.98′ 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. First Village (a few steps from this marker); Dwelling House/Cow House 1754 (a few steps from this marker); Tavern Well 1763
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Bethabara Tavern 1757 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Sleeping Hall 1754 (a few steps from this marker); Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bake Oven 1753 (within shouting distance of this marker); Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754 (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.
 
Categories. Colonial EraEntertainmentIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. Bethabara Tavern 1757 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 17 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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