1778 The Moravian Church sells the 8,773-acre Mulberry Fields. However, squatters have been settling on the land since the Earl of Granville gave it to the Moravians in 1754. The resulting legal wrangling will go for more than 50 years with seven victories for the Moravians in the state Supreme Court before the church finally writes off the last portion of the purchase price as an uncollectible loss in 1856.
1876 Bishop Hood of the African Methodist Episcopal Church preaches “on the Hill,” and “all Bethania” goes up to hear him. About this time the Bethania African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is organized.
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