Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunday evening just off the Bethania-Tobaccoville Road

Tobaccoville is a little village just outside of Winston-Salem.

Bethania is "
the oldest municipality in Forsyth Country, and was most recently incorporated in 1995, upon the reactivation of the original 1838/1839 town charter. In 2009, Bethania will celebrate the 250th anniversary of its establishment in 1759.

The first planned Moravia settlement in North Carolina, Bethania exists as the only remaining independent, continuously active Moravian village in the southern United States, and is the only known existing Germanic-type Linear Agricultural village in the South. The 500-acre Bethania National Historic Landmark district is the largest National Landmark in Forsyth County. Bethania and its 18th and 19th century properties are listed on the National and North Carolina State Historic Registers of Places."

This is just an old house.


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. Actually, I grew up across the street from this home and was very close friends with its last owner. Its history is rich as it was built by Thomas Eugene Kapp, sheriff of Forsyth County in 1900. Off to the left is even the sheriff's horse trough/tie-up post. Unfortunately this home was in much better condition even 15 years ago, a beautiful, original interior including claw-foot tubs and all. Just thought I would share!