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

Old Salem Historic District

 
 
Old Salem Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
1. Old Salem Historic District Marker
Inscription.  
Old Salem Historic District
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark

This district possesses national significance as an exceptional reflection of the culture of German immigrants who established the theocratically governed, Utopian Town of Salem. The town maintained itself through time by adaptation, innovation, industrialization, and secularization of the town government and economy. The district is also significant as an archaeological site and as a pioneering effort to restore and preserve the buildings and landscape of the Town of Salem.

1966
Expanded 2016

United States Department of the Interior
United States of America


 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1966.
 
Location. 36° 5.227′ N, 80° 14.512′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County
Old Salem Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
2. Old Salem Historic District Marker
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. Marker is on South Main Street just south of East Academy Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 649 S Main St, Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Official 4th of July Celebration in the United States (within shouting distance of this marker); Salem Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Single Brothers' Diaconie (within shouting distance of this marker); Street Grade (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating the Original Krispy Kreme Doughnut Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Garden on the Triebel Lot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Salem Campus (about 300 feet away); Home Moravian Church (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Additional keywords. Utopian communes, intentional communities
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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