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Rocky Swamp Meeting House

Rocky Swamp Meeting House, Halifax County, North Carolina (36.287589, -77.769203)

Main Building Felling Dates: Spring 1772, Winter 1771/2, Summer 1771, Winter 1770/1

Site Master 1654-1771 (yellow pine) RSNCx1 (t = 7.26 cpz3; 6.45 VANC2018; 6.49 ncps3).

Rocky Swamp Meeting House is a small, timber-framed structure located in Halifax County, North Carolina.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the building was constructed from timbers felled in the winter of 1770/1, the summer of 1771, the winter of 1771/2, and the spring of 1772, suggesting that the meeting house was constructed in the spring of 1772 or shortly thereafter.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2022 The Tree-Ring Dating of the Rocky Swamp Meeting House, Halifax County, North , unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2022/17.




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Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

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