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

Squire's Grave

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
1. Squire's Grave Marker
Inscription.  The only gravestone not removed during the 1913 landscaping was Squire's, which archaeologists discovered in place. Squire, an enslaved African American, was digging a well near the wool factory that was built for land owned by Moravian industrialist Francis Fries, when he died on July 23, 1844, at the age of 42. Although Squire and wife Betty were Baptists, they also worshipped at the African American Moravian Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is July 23, 1844.
 
Location. 36° 5.043′ N, 80° 14.442′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on South Church Street just north of Race Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 914 S Church 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. Last Burials in the Parish Graveyard (within shouting distance of this marker); The African American Graveyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Reich-Hege Lot (1830) (within shouting distance
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
2. Squire's Grave
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of this marker); Lewis Hege (1840-1918) (within shouting distance of this marker); Reich-Hege House Site (1830-1922) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Landscape South of St. Philips (within shouting distance of this marker); Emancipation in Salem (within shouting distance of this marker); Salem and the "Farmer's Railroad" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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