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

Tavern Well 1763

 
 
Tavern Well 1763 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Tavern Well 1763 Marker
Inscription. Fresh drinkable water was important to a colonial community such as Bethabara. In addition to using natural springs in the area, the Moravians dug wells and lined them with stone. Mechanical wooden pumps were more advanced than rope and bucket, and brought the water up through hollow wooden stocks.

"Pumps have been placed in our three new wells,--on the Square, near the Tavern, and at the mill."
Bethabara Diary, October 11, 1763.
 
Location. 36° 9.36′ N, 80° 17.99′ 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. 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. Dwelling House/Cow House 1754 (here, next to this marker); Sleeping Hall 1754 (here, next to this marker); Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 (a few steps from this marker); Bethabara Tavern 1757 (a few steps from this marker); Bake Oven 1753 (a few steps from this marker); Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754 (a few steps from
Tavern Well 1763 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Tavern Well 1763 Marker
this marker); First Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Wash House 1754 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
View of "First Village" from well image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. View of "First Village" from well
 
 
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 265 times since then and 22 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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