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

Historic Hanestown

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, November 26, 2017
1. Historic Hanestown Marker
Inscription.  In 1902, Pleasant Henderson Hanes established a knitting company on Stratford Road, initially producing cotton-ribbed men's underwear. He partnered with his sons P. Huber Hanes and William M. Hanes to operate the business, which encompasses a second Stratford Road mill by 1906 and a third plant completed in 1910. P.H. Hanes Knitting Company erected the first houses adjacent to its spinning mill in 1910 and supplied employees with amenities including utilities, recreational areas, and fruit and vegetable garden plots. The mill village, soon known as Hanestown, had its own graded school, police force, and volunteer fire department. The population increased following another spinning plant's completion in 1915. By 1954, the community comprised 168 residences, a store, a recreation center, a school with a large auditorium, and three churches. The industrial complex grew to approximately 550,000 square feet prior to its July 2007 closure.
 
Location. 36° 5.131′ N, 80° 17.678′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from
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By Michael C. Wilcox, November 26, 2017
2. Historic Hanestown Marker
South Stratford Road (U.S. 158). Located on store front in Hanes Towne Village Shopping Center (former site of Hanes plant). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert M. Hanes (approx. 1.4 miles away); Silver Hill (approx. 1.8 miles away); Calvin H. Wiley School (approx. 1.8 miles away); R. J. Reynolds High School and Auditorium (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Children's Home (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hotel Zinzendorf (approx. 2.1 miles away); African-American West End Area (approx. 2.2 miles away); Daniel Boone Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, November 26, 2017
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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