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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bethania, 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Forsyth County, NC (228) Davidson County, NC (22) Davie County, NC (14) Guilford County, NC (195) Rockingham County, NC (30) Stokes County, NC (19) Surry County, NC (19) Yadkin County, NC (14)  ForsythCounty(228) Forsyth County (228)  DavidsonCounty(22) Davidson County (22)  DavieCounty(14) Davie County (14)  GuilfordCounty(195) Guilford County (195)  RockinghamCounty(30) Rockingham County (30)  StokesCounty(19) Stokes County (19)  SurryCounty(19) Surry County (19)  YadkinCounty(14) Yadkin County (14)
Location of Bethania, North Carolina
    Forsyth County (228)
    Davidson County (22)
    Davie County (14)
    Guilford County (195)
    Rockingham County (30)
    Stokes County (19)
    Surry County (19)
    Yadkin County (14)
 
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1North Carolina (Forsyth County), Bethania — Alpha Chapelconstructed 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
2North Carolina (Forsyth County), Bethania — BethaniaFounded 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
3North Carolina (Forsyth County), Bethania — BethaniaEstablished 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
4North 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
5North 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
6North 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
7North 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
8North 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
9North 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
10North 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
11North 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
12North Carolina (Forsyth County), Bethania — Wolff-Moser Housecirca 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
 
May. 17, 2021