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Silver Hill

 
 
Silver Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, June 27, 2019
1. Silver Hill Marker
Inscription.  Silver Hill, a small, L-shaped 1880s African-American neighborhood of modest houses built by tobacco workers and domestic servants, predated the white subdivision of Buena Vista that developed around it. The community housed approximately 12 families through 1952. None of the houses remain. The Negro Antioch Baptist Church, ca. 1892, stood on Holiday Street until destroyed by fire in 1942. Headstones were removed from the cemetery for protection. 558 interments have been identified from 1901 to 1951. United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church has owned and maintained the cemetery since 1965.
 
Erected 2018 by City of Winston-Salem.
 
Location. 36° 6.213′ N, 80° 16.257′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Holiday Street 0.1 miles north of Carolina Circle, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. R. J. Reynolds High School and Auditorium (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Children's Home (approx.
Silver Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, June 27, 2019
2. Silver Hill Marker
0.4 miles away); Calvin H. Wiley School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert M. Hanes (approx. half a mile away); Daniel Boone Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hotel Zinzendorf (approx. 0.8 miles away); Reynolda House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Robert B. Glenn (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Also see . . .
1. W-S Marker Program - Silver Hill essay & photos (PDF). (Submitted on June 29, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
2. W-S Journal article. (Submitted on June 29, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
3. City board references. Document from City of W-S website with several references from City board meetings in early 20th century (PDF - see page 23). (Submitted on June 29, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion
 
Silver Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, June 27, 2019
3. Silver Hill Marker
Silver Hill Cemetery sign image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, June 27, 2019
4. Silver Hill Cemetery sign
Silver Hill Cemetery & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, June 27, 2019
5. Silver Hill Cemetery & Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 29, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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