Bethania Freedman's Community

Bethania Freedman's Community (HMZH9)

Location: Winston-Salem, NC 27106 Forsyth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 11.951', W 80° 18.902'

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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 had purchased much of this land. The area became a thriving historic African-American community, and included a church, school, stores, canning factory, farms, and a popular fishing lake. The nearby church, established by Bethania Moravians in 1850, became Bethania A.M.E. Zion Church in 1875, and continues to serve at its original location. Descendants of early families continue to live in this historically significant community.
HM NumberHMZH9
Year Placed2008
Placed ByWinston-Salem Historic Marker Program
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 12:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 561579 N 4006258
Decimal Degrees36.19918333, -80.31503333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 11.951', W 80° 18.902'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 11' 57.06" N, 80° 18' 54.12" W
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Area Code(s)336
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1410-1420 Bethania-Rural Hall Rd, Winston-Salem NC 27106, US
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