Henry County VA Moravian Route Moravian Trail - The Carolina Road - Great Philadelphia Wagon Road - Iroquoi Trail
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Count von Zinzendorfvon Zinzendorf
In 1753 Moravians bought land in North Carolina. They called it der Wachau (now “Wachovia”) after the  ancestral home of Count von Zinzendorf, who in 1722 had offered them refuge on his lands in Saxony and had become the patron of their church.  The first North Carolina arrivals  built a small village called Bethabara. They eventually built four other towns, one of which  was Salem, founded in 1766. 

Salem remained a church-governed town for about 100 years.  In 1913 it merged with Winston to become Winston-Salem. 
The Connection


Map Detail: Smith River  Horsepasture Creek  North Mayo River  South Mayo River 


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