Bethania Historic District

N of Winston-Salem on NC 65, SR 1611, 1628, and 1688, Winston-Salem, North Carolina



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Bethania is nationally significant because it is a rare example of the agricultural patterns of a German, "open field" agricultural village. The Bethania Town Lot also illustrates Moravian community planning and development. Bethania is the sole example of an open field agricultural village in the six colonial settlements of Wachovia. The town of Bethania,as originally laid out in 1759, consisted of twenty-four residential lots and an integrated and extensive system of "outlots". This nomination recognizes the national significance of both the residential lots and historical landscape surrounding them. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, August 7, 2001

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 3, 1976
Reference number
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Architecture; Religion; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Department store; Religious structure; Single dwelling; Manufacturing facility; Secondary structure
Current functions
Religious structure; Single dwelling; Secondary structure; Specialty store
Period of significance
Significant year
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 33
Contributing structures: 8
Contributing sites: 5
Non-contributing buildings: 27
Non-contributing structures: 9
Non-contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2015: New Street View added by Michael Miller