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Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Brothers' Spring and The African School

 
 
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Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, July 11, 2019
1. The Brothers' Spring and The African School Marker
Inscription.  The Brothers' Spring, located down this slope, provided clean water, an important campsite, and a recreational park in the 18th and 19th centuries. On this hill in 1867, freedmen of the area and the Salem African Church (St. Phillips Moravian) established the first school for their children in the county. The spring was included in the land provided by the Salem Moravian Congregation, and the African-American community raised for the building, known as the Freedmen's School, the Colored School, and the African School. The one-story, bell-towered school was used until a new school was opened ca. 1890.
 
Erected 2017 by City of Winston-Salem.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 36° 4.813′ N, 80° 14.294′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of Alder Street and Mock Street, on the left when traveling south on Alder Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
The Brothers' Spring and The African School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, July 11, 2019
2. The Brothers' Spring and The African School Marker
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are within walking distance of this marker. Happy Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salem Academy and College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington's Southern Tour (approx. ¼ mile away); North Carolina School of the Arts (approx. ¼ mile away); Reich-Hege House Site (1830-1922) (approx. ¼ mile away); Lewis Hege (1840-1918) (approx. ¼ mile away); Reich-Hege Lot (1830) (approx. ¼ mile away); Salem and the "Farmer's Railroad" (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
The Brothers' Spring and The African School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, July 11, 2019
3. The Brothers' Spring and The African School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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May. 26, 2022