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Hans Wagner Cabin 1752

(reconstructed)

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 Marker
Inscription. Hans Wagner, a hunter, trapper and miller, and his teenage son built this cabin in 1752, but left for new land on the Yadkin River, when the Moravians purchased the Wachovia Tract. On November 17, 1753, the first 15 Brothers found the abandoned cabin where they lived until 1755, when the Brothers' House was completed. Refugees used the cabin during the French and Indian Was. The village of Bethabara grew up around it.

"We...cut a road for two and a half miles to the little house that the Brethren found yesterday. We reached it in the evening, and at once took possession of it, finding it large enough that we could all lie down around the walls...."
Bethabara Diary, November 17, 1753.
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.37′ 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. 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. Bake Oven 1753 (a few steps from this marker); Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754
Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Dwelling House/Cow House 1754 (a few steps from this marker); Tavern Well 1763 (a few steps from this marker); Sleeping Hall 1754 (a few steps from this marker); Wash House 1754 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethabara Tavern 1757 (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.
 
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Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 Marker
Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
4. Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 Marker
Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
5. Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 Marker
Hans Wagner Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
6. Hans Wagner Cabin
Hans Wagner Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
7. Hans Wagner Cabin
Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
8. Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 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 324 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 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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