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Historical Markers in Forsyth County, North Carolina

Clickable Map of Forsyth County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Forsyth County, NC (229) Davidson County, NC (25) Davie County, NC (20) Guilford County, NC (241) Rockingham County, NC (40) Stokes County, NC (20) Surry County, NC (31) Yadkin County, NC (14)  ForsythCounty(229) Forsyth County (229)  DavidsonCounty(25) Davidson County (25)  DavieCounty(20) Davie County (20)  GuilfordCounty(241) Guilford County (241)  RockinghamCounty(40) Rockingham County (40)  StokesCounty(20) Stokes County (20)  SurryCounty(31) Surry County (31)  YadkinCounty(14) Yadkin County (14)
Winston-Salem is the county seat for Forsyth County
Adjacent to Forsyth County, North Carolina
      Davidson County (25)  
      Davie County (20)  
      Guilford County (241)  
      Rockingham County (40)  
      Stokes County (20)  
      Surry County (31)  
      Yadkin County (14)  
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1North Carolina, Forsyth County, Arcadia — George Washington Stopped Here
In 1709 George Washington stopped here at an inn where these stones were in useMap (db m54392) HM
2North Carolina, Forsyth County, Bethania — Alpha Chapel — constructed 1895
"Alpha Chapel — This name has been given the new Chapel midway between Bethania and Rural Hall. The very name "Alpha" is a significant one; inasmuch as this is the first step the Bethania congregation has ever taken in the direction Of . . . Map (db m140188) HM
3North Carolina, Forsyth County, Bethania — Bethania — Founded 12 June 1759
First planned Moravian Village in N. Carolina. Colonial and antebellum trade and agricultural center. Only remaining continuous, independent Wachovia Settlement. Contains unique remnants of original medieval style plan where families lived in a . . . Map (db m52627) HM
4North Carolina, Forsyth County, Bethania — Bethania — Established 1759
The Moravian Church is a Protestant denomination tracing its roots to the followers of Jan Hus. A Czech priest and reformer, Hus was martyred for his faith in 1415. The Moravians founded a church body dedicated to a simple and devout life. For . . . Map (db m140201) HM
5North Carolina, Forsyth County, Bethania — Bethania Freedman's Community
The community established along this road in the Bethania Town Lot was built by African-American men and women who began acquiring land here following the Civil War. Many of these people had been enslaved on the Oak Grove plantation, from which they . . . Map (db m52538) HM
6North Carolina, Forsyth County, Bethania — Cedar Grove School
One room school that was used to educate African American children from approximately 1915 to the late 1940s. Grades 1 through 7 were all taught in one room with as many as 50 children and "one small library of 20 books over in the corner". First . . . Map (db m52541) HM
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7North Carolina, Forsyth County, Bethania — J-69 — Great Wagon Road
Frontier road from Pennsylvania to Georgia in 18th century. A major avenue for settlers of the N.C. backcountry. Passed near here.Map (db m52532) HM
8North Carolina, Forsyth County, Bethania — Lord Cornwallis
Occupied Bethania during American Revolution, 9 February 1781, with 2,000 soldiers after crossing the Shallowford on the Yadkin while pursuing patriots whom Daniel Morgan led to victory over a portion of the British army under Banastre Tarleton at . . . Map (db m52626) HM
9North Carolina, Forsyth County, Bethania — Oak Grove School
Oak Grove School was constructed ca. 1910 and served nearby African-American children from ca. 1910-1950. Tradition maintains that Oak Grove's construction was made possible through the donation of the site by a local African-American family, the . . . Map (db m52577) HM
10North Carolina, Forsyth County, Bethania — J-23 — Plank Road
The western terminus of the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road, 129 miles in length, longest in North Carolina, built 1849-1854, was here.Map (db m52530) HM
11North Carolina, Forsyth County, Bethania — Samuel and Sarah Stauber Farm
The 1852 Stauber Farm represents Forsyth County's agrarian development in the mid-to-late 19th century. Samuel B. Stauber, a Moravian from nearby Bethania, became a prosperous farmer and by 1860 his 600-acre farm was among the largest in the region. . . . Map (db m140152) HM
12North Carolina, Forsyth County, Bethania — Stoneman's Raid
At nightfall Monday April 10, 1865, 4,000 Union cavalry under Gen. Stoneman entered Bethania on route from tearing up the Greensboro to Danville Railroad to crossing the Shallowford to free captured Union troops in Salisbury. Stoneman left near . . . Map (db m140153) HM
13North Carolina, Forsyth County, Bethania — Wolff-Moser House — circa 1799
The Wolff-Moser house was originally located just inside the northern boundary of the Wachovia tract. It is a prime example of an early nineteenth century hand hewn dwelling with brick nogging. The structure is unusually well-crafted, with . . . Map (db m140186) HM
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14North Carolina, Forsyth County, Clemmons — J-70 — Fries Manufacturing and Power Co.
First producer of hydroelectric power in North Carolina, April 20, 1898. Located 3 mi. S.W. at early ferry crossing.Map (db m55021) HM
15North Carolina, Forsyth County, Clemmons — J-66 — McKnight's Meeting House
Est. by Methodists ca. 1782. Annual Conferences held here in 1789, 1790, & 1791 by Bishop Asbury. Site was 400 yards N.W.Map (db m51878) HM
16North Carolina, Forsyth County, Clemmons — Philip and Johanna Hoehns (Hanes) House
The 1796 Flemish-bond brick dwelling is a testament to the wealth, status, and sophistication of prominent farmer and distiller Philip and his wife Johanna Hoehns. Though in a rural area, the house was of similar caliber to many buildings in the . . . Map (db m102418) HM
17North Carolina, Forsyth County, Clemmons — The "Hattie Butner"
A nine passenger Concord stagecoach built in 1872 for Edwin T. Clemmons by the Abbot-Downing Co. of Concord, New Hampshire. Named for his wife Harriet (Hattie) Butner. A gift to the people of Clemmons by the Wachovia Historical Society in 1993 and . . . Map (db m54285) HM
18North Carolina, Forsyth County, Clemmons — J-110 — Wachovia Tract
On Dec. 27, 1752, survey for Moravian settlement began near here. Bishop August Spangenberg led frontier expedition that selected 98,985 acres.Map (db m51879) HM
19North Carolina, Forsyth County, Clemmons — William Johnson
William Johnson Built a fort of huge logs at this place about 1757 to protect his family and neighbors from attack by the Indians Erected by his Descendants 1956Map (db m54396) HM
20North Carolina, Forsyth County, Clemmons — William Linville — (c. 1711-1766) — Militia Captain and "Long Hunter" —
First frontier explorer and settler of Tanglewood lands along the Great Wagon Road running from PA to GA. Born in Chester and raised in Conestoga, PA. Married Eleanor Bryan and moved to Shenandoah Valley, VA (on Linville Creek) by 1733, serving as . . . Map (db m54413) HM
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21North Carolina, Forsyth County, Donnaha — Wright Court House Site 1771-1774 / Richmond Court House Site 1774-1789
Court Houses that served old Surry County. Wright Court House Site is located one mile south. Richmond Court House Site is located one mile northeast. Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States, was admitted to the bar to practice law in . . . Map (db m98706) HM
22North Carolina, Forsyth County, Kernersville — Kerner Tannery
300 yards Northwest of this marker, near the creek branch, stood a tannery begun by John Frederick and Philip Kerner, two sons of Joseph Kerner for who the town was named. During the War between the States (1861-1865) the tannery was operated by . . . Map (db m54129) HM
23North Carolina, Forsyth County, Kernersville — Railroad Street Mural
In the early 1870's, the citizens of the Town of Kernersville literally brought the Railroad to and through Kernersville by contributing the physical labor to construct over four miles of track, thereby bringing commerce to the Town and raising the . . . Map (db m54134) HM
24North Carolina, Forsyth County, Kernersville — Site of Dobson's Tavern
Here George Washington breakfasted June 2, 1791. The following excerpt is from his diary of his southern tour: "In company with the Govr. I set out for Guilford. By 4 o'clock-breakfasted at one Dobson's at the distance of . . . Map (db m98372) HM
25North Carolina, Forsyth County, Kernersville — Site of Historic Beeson's Crossroad Trading Post
The trading post was established by Joseph H. Beeson in the 1880's. Joseph converted the old Haley Inn into a trading post that provided essential goods and services to the community that extended from Sedge Garden to Teague Town and from Bunker . . . Map (db m99758) HM
26North Carolina, Forsyth County, Kernersville — Stuart Motor Company
Est. 1926 by Ned R. & Annabel Stuart The Bldg. was originally opened as Kernersville's First Auto Showroom and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Due to the many Hats Ned Stuart wore serving the town it was used as: The . . . Map (db m54131) HM
27North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — "Battle Cross"
podium beside statue This arrangement of a fallen soldier's boots, rifle and helmet known as a BATTLE CROSS began in World War I. Since then, when a serviceman or woman is lost on the battlefield, comrades erect a Battle Cross to mark the . . . Map (db m55908) HM
28North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — Charles L. Spaugh House — ca. 1900
Charles L. Spaugh, a Christian and civic leader in Lewisville, built this large two-story house with lumber from his own sawmill, for his wife Dora Alspaugh Spaugh and their family. Jesse Joel Jones, Sr. and his wife Annie Shermer Jones purchased . . . Map (db m53007) HM
29North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — Concord United Methodist Church
Founded in 1782. Called Waggoner's Chapel by Bishop Asbury. Present sanctuary built in 1908. Oldest Methodist congregation in Forsyth County, according to Methodists in assembly.Map (db m53025) HM
30North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — George Mock House
George Mock (1847-1925) built this house in the 1870s and brought his bride, Adeline Shouse, here. The structure of the house had not changed until their son, Marvin Mock (1881-1961), built rooms to the east.Map (db m53018) HM
31North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — Great Philadelphia Wagon Road — ca. 1754
The Great Wagon Road passed 120 feet north of this marker.The Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia to Augusta was the premier 18th century backcountry road from Pennsylvania to Georgia. From about two miles north of Bethabara it was cut to . . . Map (db m52921) HM
32North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — Jones Grocery Store — 1875
Joseph Spurgeon Jones (1845-1928) built the original store that at the time was in the Little Yadkin Township, a part of Yadkin County. In 1914, his son, Will A. Jones (1871-1940), moved the store across the road east of its present location. After . . . Map (db m51888) HM
33North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — Lewis C. Laugenour House — ca. 1860
Built by Lewis Case Laugenour, early community benefactor, for whom Lewisville is named. Architecturally one of the best examples of the Greek Revival Style in Forsyth County.Map (db m53010) HM
34North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — Lewisville Baptist Church — Established 1881 — Lewisville's First Organized Baptist Church —
Lewisville Baptist Church was established in 1881. In 1882 on this highest knoll in the Lewisville village, a 40'x60' wooden building with double doors and a stately steeple was built. Following destruction by lightning in 1936, it was replaced with . . . Map (db m53022) HM
35North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — Lewisville Roller Mill — 1910
Built by the J.P. Sprinkle family in 1910. Sold to Fielden Hale Jennings in 1925, who operated the mill for 58 years as the largest village employer. Now used as Lewisville Hardware. Oldest continuously occupied commercial building in Lewisville.Map (db m53006) HM
36North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — Lewisville United Methodist Church — Establised 1878
The church was established in 1878 by Methodists from Brookstown and Sharon. The chief founder, Augustus Eugene Conrad, made plans for the first church, a one room building, and it was dedicated in 1882. It was replaced with a three-story brick . . . Map (db m53023) HM
37North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — Methodist Church Parsonage
In 1884 the Forsyth Circuit of the Methodist Church bought this house, known as the Wesley Vogler house, for a parsonage. The Circuit consisted of twelve churches in western Forsyth County. By 1901 the Lewisville Charge had been created and took . . . Map (db m53020) HM
38North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — New Hope AME Zion Church — 1883 — Date of Deed
New Hope Church is the oldest continuing African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church within the Township of Lewisville. This church is among the oldest AME Zion congregations in Forsyth County.Map (db m54288) HM
39North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — POW-MIA Memorial
On Behalf of a Grateful Nation and a Proud American Legion This POW-MIA flag flies to honor those veterans who, in service to this great nation, sacrificed their freedom and their physical and mental well-being as prisoners of war. It also . . . Map (db m55910) HM
40North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — J-9 — Shallow Ford
Colonial route across Yadkin River. Scene of Tory defeat by Whigs, 1780. Crossing used in 1781 by army of Lord Cornwallis. 600 yds. S.Map (db m51877) HM
41North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — Shiloh Lutheran Church
Founded in 1777 as the German Church Beyond Muddy Creek. Named Gerber's Church in 1813. Graveyard and old church site, quarter mile east. Called Shiloh since circa 1860. Present sanctuary built in 1883. Oldest congregation in Lewisville.Map (db m53024) HM
42North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — Site of Lewisville Academy — Founded 1901
Lewisville Academy, the first public high school in Forsyth County, was established in 1901. Lewisville Academy became a part of the consolidated Forsyth County School System in 1907. This site has served as the location of three subsequent public . . . Map (db m53008) HM
43North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — Site of Sunny Acres — ca. early 1930's
Built by Miss Anna Ogburn of Winston-Salem, a Methodist philanthropist and benefactor. The large 200-foot long house was originally used as a country retreat for underprivileged children and as a Methodist Church conference center. Later Sunny Acres . . . Map (db m53017) HM
44North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — J-20 — Stoneman's Raid
On a raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman's U.S. cavalry fought a skirmish with southern troops at Shallow Ford, April 11, 1865.Map (db m65414) HM
45North Carolina, Forsyth County, Lewisville — Vogler-Reynolds House
Late nineteenth century homestead of James Emmanuel and Elizabeth Irene Standiford Vogler. Residence of Lamb Archibald and Bessie Binkley Reynolds from 1904-1917 and 1924-1961. L. A. Reynolds, a leading nurseryman in Forsyth County, operated his . . . Map (db m53019) HM
46North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Apothecary Shop 1763
Constructed for the apothecary (pharmacist), this building was both his home and office. For medicinal purposes, the apothecary dissolved and distilled various herbs and plants--some grown in his garden and others found in nearby fields. . . . Map (db m53452) HM
47North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Bake Oven 1753 — (reconstructed)
The Brothers, tired of eating unleavened "journey cakes" (johnnycakes), began building an oven to bake bread almost immediately upon arrival. Although once found throughout the thirteen colonies, no original oven currently exists; however, there is . . . Map (db m53512) HM
48North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Bastion 1756
In the late 1750s Indian hostilities spread through Bethabara and the surrounding area. When the palisade fort was built, these bastions offered good defense by allowing a man to see up and down each side of the fort. Night watch duty was assigned . . . Map (db m53490) HM
49North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Bell House — (reconstructed)
A bell used in Bethabara to strike the hours and to call the people together for services, or emergencies, such as the Flax House fire in 1776. The first bell--the only one within 200 miles of Bethabara--frightened Cherokee Indians from the fort in . . . Map (db m53455) HM
50North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Bethabara — Historic Bethabara Park • 1753
About Bethabara A City of Winston-Salem park and National Historic Landmark, Bethabara is the site of the first Moravian settlement in North Carolina. In 1753, fifteen Moravians set out on a long journey down the Great Wagon Road . . . Map (db m162106) HM
51North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Bethabara Fort 1756-63 — (reconstructed)
The French and Indian War (1754-63) prompted the peaceful Moravians, in the midst of busy harvest time and in only 18 days, to build a five-sided palisade around the central part of the community. Later, such fortifications were added to the mill . . . Map (db m53517) HM
52North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Bethabara Tavern 1757
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 . . . Map (db m53509) HM
53North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Calf Barn 1765 — (reconstructed)
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 . . . Map (db m54350) HM
54North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Community Garden 1759 — (reconstructed)
The earliest garden was planted near the Wagner Cabin in 1754. The area was later enlarged by the head garnener, Jacob Lung, to include one half acre and appear as they do today. The members of the community worked in the garden together and then . . . Map (db m53519) HM
55North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Congregation Kitchen 1766
In the face of frontier hardships the Moravians practiced common housekeeping. Their system of communal living meant that every member of the congregation had a share in the necessary tasks of sustaining the town, such as raising cabins, clearing . . . Map (db m53459) HM
56North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Congregation Store 1759 & 1764
Opened in 1759, the Bethabara store played an important role in the life of the community. It provided basic goods, not only to the Moravians, but also to customers from many miles around. The store served as a shipping point for Moravian goods . . . Map (db m53480) HM
57North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Congregation Store Addition after 1766
This addition to the Bethabara store was built sometime after 1766, according to surviving maps. Notice the fireplace base support extending to the cellar floor. Additions to Moravian buildings were common, often based more on practicality that . . . Map (db m53483) HM
58North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Distiller's House 1803
After a December 2, 1802 fire, which destroyed the original 1756 brewery and distillery, this home was built during the spring and summer of 1803 for the community's distiller, Hermann Buttner, and his wife. Some of the materials were probably . . . Map (db m53443) HM
59North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Doctor's Laboratory 1759
This building served as the workshop for the Bethabara doctors. Hans Martin Kalberlahn, the first doctor in Wachovia, died shortly after the building was completed. He was followed by many capable and dedicated physicians. The doctor served not only . . . Map (db m53451) HM
60North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Dwelling House/Cow House 1754 — (reconstructed)
Within weeks of their first arrival, the Brothers found the need to build a guesthouse for the "strangers" who came to seek the services of the doctor, lawyer and tradesmen. However, this particular structure was converted into a "house" for cows by . . . Map (db m53508) HM
61North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Family House 1758
The Moravians in Bethabara used a "choir" system, which assigned each member of the congregation to a group according to age, sex and marital status. Nevertheless, the importance of the individual family remained a vital part of community life. As . . . Map (db m53454) HM
62North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Flour Bin 1758
Added to the bakery, which adjoined the bin on the northeast side, this was a secure storage place for flour supplied by the Moravians' mill (1755). This bakery supplied the town with bread unitl it was replaced by a new bakery in 1782. . . . Map (db m53495) HM
63North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Gemeinhaus 1756
This large two-story log building was the first Moravian Congregation House, or church, in North Carolina. It was begun in 1755 and consecrated in February, 1756. It contained the Gemeinsaal (meeting hall) and living quarters for the Minister's . . . Map (db m53518) HM
64North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Gemeinhaus 1788
This was the second Gemeinhaus, or Congregation House, built by the Moravians in Bethabara. Today it is the oldest surviving Moravian church in the southeast and the oldest surviving colonial German church with attached living quarters in the United . . . Map (db m53448) HM
65North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 — (reconstructed)
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 . . . Map (db m53515) HM
66North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Locksmith and Gunsmith Shop 1759
From 1759 to 1786 this building housed a locksmith and gunsmith shop. Customers came from miles around Bethabara, often staying several days in the village, while having work done by the talented Moravian craftsmen. Master Potters Rudolph Christ, . . . Map (db m53500) HM
67North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Log House ca. 1816
This log house was built on the site of an earlier 1759 house. Although the date of its construction is still under investigation, according to the Records of the Moravians this house may have been built as early as 1816. Over the years it was . . . Map (db m53516) HM
68North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Medical Gardens 1761 — (reconstructed)
The first Medical Garden (Hortus Medicus) was planted here in 1756 for Dr. Hans Martin Kalberlahn. This reconstruction is based upon the Christian Gottlieb Reuter map of Dr. August Schuberts' 1761 garden. The map indicates the plants for each bed. . . . Map (db m53520) HM
69North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Memorial Marker 1806
On November 26, 1806, this marker was erected as a memorial to the beginning of the settlement of the Unity of Brethren (Moravians) in Wachovia. It was moved here in 1850, having been placed originally at the site of the first cabin occupied by . . . Map (db m53445) HM
70North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Mill-Wright's House 1762
This small cellar, like many in Bethabara, was beneath a larger house. Stone steps and a place for wooden steps both into the cellar, show access from the inside and outside the house. "Toward the end of May our mill-dam was swept away by . . . Map (db m53498) HM
71North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — New Bethabara Tavern 1775
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 . . . Map (db m53506) HM
72North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — New Tavern Well 1755
Eighteenth century roads were always either dusty or muddy, a traveler would welcome the site of a fresh water well beside a tavern. This well still contains part of its early wooden pump stock. A similar stock was retrieved by the archaeologists in . . . Map (db m53505) HM
73North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Pottery Dependency 1756
This building handled the overflow and storage of pottery, and was in use by the potter from 1756 until 1771. When the cellar was being excavated in the 1960s, large fragments of pottery and many Lovefeast mugs were found lying on the . . . Map (db m53493) HM
74North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Pottery Shop 1755
Gottfried Aust, the first Moravian potter in North Carolina, moved into this shop after it was built in 1755. He, and several other potters who followed him in Bethabara, produced utilitarian redware pottery including many kinds of vessels, mugs, . . . Map (db m53491) HM
75North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Pottery Shop Addition between 1763-1766
Br. Aust, the first potter in Bethabara, moved his business to the new central town of Salem on June 17, 1777. He took down the addition to the Potter's Shop, in order to move the woodwork. Three other significant potters--Christ, Krause, and . . . Map (db m53492) HM
76North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Sleeping Hall 1754 — (reconstructed)
By early February 1754, the Brothers decided to build a sleeping hall to help relieve the crowded conditions in the Wagner Cabin. The 13'x50' interpretive reconstruction uses post-and-log construction techniques, with fence rails for the walls. This . . . Map (db m53511) HM
77North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Smith's House 1762
New arrivals from Pennsylvania helped to swell Bethabara's population to 75 and 15 outside laborers. As the size of the village grew so did the need for houses and shops. The cellar of this 1762 Smith's House was filled with dirt in the early . . . Map (db m53499) HM
78North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Smithy and Christ Pottery 1759
Bethabara's second smithy (blacksmith shop) stood on this site in 1759. In 1755 the first smithy opened for business, and in the active years of building construction in Bethabara, the blacksmith was kept busy supplying necessary hardware and . . . Map (db m53501) HM
79North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754 — (reconstructed)
On February 8, 1754, the Brothers began construction on a "cabin for strangers"; they completed it the following day. It measured 8' by 8', had a fireplace and enough room for two sick guests. In July 1754, another pen, measuring 6' by 8', was added . . . Map (db m53513) HM
80North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Summerhouse 1759 — (reconstructed)
This summerhouse was built in 1759 by Christian Triebel, the chief carpenter, later in charge of construction of the first buildings in the new town of Salem. This reconstruction reflects Triebel's carpenter skills and the existence of the Bethabara . . . Map (db m53502) HM
81North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Tailor's Shop 1764
One of the Moravians to come to Bethabara in 1753 was a tailor, and his 1756 shop stood near the pottery on the town square. When this new tailor's shop was built in 1764, the first shop became a dining room for the Brothers House. Governor Tryon . . . Map (db m53496) HM
82North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Tailor's Shop Addition and Well after 1766
In the floor of the cellar of this addition to the 1764 Tailor's Shop, a depression was found containing the remains of a small wooden box. A drain leading to the box indicates that water collected in the box and that it was probably used to cool . . . Map (db m53497) HM
83North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Tavern Well 1763
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 . . . Map (db m53510) HM
84North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — The Brothers House 1755
Between November 1754 and June 1755 this large dwelling was built by and for the single men of Bethabara. The cellar you see here was dug beneath one end of the two story log building. This important house served as assembly, dining and sleeping . . . Map (db m53489) HM
85North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — The Dyer's and Potter's House 1782
Johannes Schaub, Jr., a dyer, built this house in 1782. It is the oldest brick house in Forsyth County. This house, its additions and out buildings, served from 1789 until 1872 as the home and shop to a succession of Bethabara potters. . . . Map (db m53446) HM
86North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Vorsteher's House 1758
This framework and brick home was built in 1758 for the Vorsteher (for-shtay-er), who served his community as business manager and treasurer. His duties would have been similar to those of the present-day city manager's. Due to soil erosion, the . . . Map (db m53453) HM
87North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Wachovia Settlement
Wachovia Settlement begun 17 November 1753Map (db m53444) HM
88North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Wash House 1754 — (reconstructed)
This is an interpretive reconstruction of the house used by the Brothers to wash their clothes. The spaces between the logs (the chinks) were not filled with daubing in order to facilitate the movement of fresh air. "This afternoon we had a . . . Map (db m53514) HM
89North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Well 1763
This well, one of three dug in 1763, stood on the town square and probably served the needs of many of the central buildings in Bethabara. It had a mechanical pump for bringing up the water, rather than a rope and bucket. This well was still the . . . Map (db m53456) HM
90North Carolina, Forsyth County, Oldtown — Well 1807
This early nineteenth-century well served the Gemeinhaus and its various outbuildings. When the archaeologists reopened the well in the 1960s, an original wooden pump stock was recovered and preserved. "During these days a well has been dug . . . Map (db m54527) HM
91North Carolina, Forsyth County, Pfafftown — Ancient Poplar Tree
The C. G. Hill Memorial Park Ancient Poplar Tree An ancient poplar tree sprouted on this site before Columbus sailed for the New World. It grew to great height and breadth. After being struck by lightning, it decayed to form a hollow center . . . Map (db m103725) HM
92North Carolina, Forsyth County, Pfafftown — Brookstown United Methodist Church — Established 1853
Founded by the Phillip N. Mock family who gave one acre of land for the church. Founding members of the congregation donated timber and labor for the construction of the original, single-room log building. The second building was constructed in . . . Map (db m53724) HM
93North Carolina, Forsyth County, Rural Hall — 1792 Road Between Bethabara and Germanton
In 1792, a seven-mile public road from Germanton to Bethabara was built by residents who lived along the roadway, its purpose to bypass heavy traffic on the Great Wagon Road, the main multi-state route from northern states. The road connected with . . . Map (db m104697) HM
94North Carolina, Forsyth County, Rural Hall — Memorial Industrial School
Memorial Industrial School began as the Colored Baptist Orphanage Home for African-American children, located in the Belview neighborhood of Winston-Salem's Southside area. In 1928, it moved eight miles north of the city's downtown. The . . . Map (db m104696) HM
95North Carolina, Forsyth County, Rural Hall — J-51 — Nazareth Church
Lutheran. Begun about 1778 by German settlers. Formerly called "Old Dutch Meeting House." Present building, 1878.Map (db m52533) HM
96North Carolina, Forsyth County, Union Cross — Daniel Boone Trail
Daniel Boone lived 18 miles S.W. His Parents are buried 25 miles S.W. --.-- Here Passes the Trace of the Old Plank Road, The Fayetteville and Western, Chartered 1848 --.-- This Memorial Erected by the Boone Trail Highway . . . Map (db m98652) HM
97North Carolina, Forsyth County, Winston-Salem — 1 — "Log House" — ca. 1816
A Federal House later modified in the Greek-Revival style. Research currently being conducted to prepare building as an exhibition of Historical Restorations.Map (db m162108) HM
98North Carolina, Forsyth County, Winston-Salem — (Former) Atkins High School
Named for prominent local African-American education pioneer, Dr. Simon Green Atkins, Atkins High School was designed by Harold Macklin in the Classical Revival style and constructed 1930-1931. Atkins was the first school in Winston-Salem built as a . . . Map (db m83275) HM
99North Carolina, Forsyth County, Winston-Salem — 1753 Great Philadelphia Wagon Road
The most heavily traveled in Colonial America passed near here, linking areas from The Great Lakes to Augusta, GA. Laid out on animal and Native American Trading & Warrior Paths. Indian treaties aming NY, PA, VA and the Iroquois League of Five . . . Map (db m52540) HM
100North Carolina, Forsyth County, Winston-Salem — 26th N.C. Regimental Band — 1862-1865
Organized in Salem, NC, March 1862, with members from local Moravian congregations. This volunteer Confederate band provided morale-building music for southern troops in many of the major campaigns during the War Between the States. The band was . . . Map (db m52153) HM

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