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

Calf Barn 1765

(reconstructed)

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, April 12, 2012
1. Calf Barn 1765 Marker
Inscription. According to a 1766 map a calf barn was erected on this site in 1765. The map suggests it was made of two equal sized barns, like this one, connected by an open roofed area. The current structure, a late 18th or early 19th-century timber-framed barn was moved here and restored in 1993.

"A wagon loaded with butter left for the market at Newbern. The store here has bought about 3000 lbs. of butter."
Bethabara Diary, October 7, 1774.

"During this month and last more than 1000 head of cattle have been driven by here on the way to Pennsylvania."
Bethabara Diary, October 20, 1774.
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.35′ N, 80° 17.81′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Touch for map. Located in Historic Bethabara Park near Bethabara Rd. 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. "Log House" (within shouting distance of this marker); Log House ca. 1816 (within shouting distance of this marker); Palisade Fort (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Congregation Store 1759 & 1764
Calf Barn 1765 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 12, 2012
2. Calf Barn 1765 Marker
(about 300 feet away); Congregation Kitchen 1766 (about 300 feet away); Pottery Shop 1755 (about 300 feet away); Gemeinhaus 1756 (about 300 feet away); Bell House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Calf Barn image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 12, 2012
3. Calf Barn
Calf Barn 1765 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 12, 2012
4. Calf Barn 1765 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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