Old Salem in North Carolina

One of the oldest houses in Salem. More of my pictures from Salem at:

www.flickr.com/photos/larrywfu/sets/72157594459317311/

 

The Historic Town of Salem

 

Salem was founded in 1766 by the Moravians – a Protestant faith that began in what is now known as the Czech Republic. The Moravians were missionaries who established an earlier settlement in Bethlehem, PA before moving south to North Carolina. In 1756 they established a 98,000-acre tract of land “Wachovia”, of which Salem was one of a handful of small settlements.

 

More at:

www.oldsalem.org/a200.html

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Taken on January 3, 2007