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

Wm. Cyrus Briggs

1861-1918

 
 
Wm. Cyrus Briggs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, January 17, 2012
1. Wm. Cyrus Briggs Marker
Inscription.  Invented in 1898 one of the first successful automatic cigarette machines. Workshop was 3 blocks east.
 
Erected by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number J-52.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 36° 5.68′ N, 80° 14.61′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and First Street, on the left on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Former Dividing Line Between Winston and Salem (a few steps from this marker); City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Joshua Reynolds (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Consolidation of Winston and Salem (about 600 feet away); Site of First House Erected in Winston
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(about 600 feet away); Thomas J. Wilson (about 600 feet away); N.C. Federation of Women's Clubs (approx. 0.2 miles away); R. J. Reynolds (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Wm. Cyrus Briggs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, January 17, 2012
2. Wm. Cyrus Briggs Marker
Wm. Cyrus Briggs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, January 17, 2012
3. Wm. Cyrus Briggs Marker
location of Briggs' workshop image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 17, 2012
4. location of Briggs' workshop
The marker says, "Workshop was 3 blocks east." In the essay on the NC Markers page (link included on this page) it states, "In 1892, Briggs moved to Winston, becoming an inventor for the J. A. Vance Machine Shops." This image is taken from an 1895 Sanborn Insurance Map and shows the location of the Vance/Briggs workshop 3 blocks of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 600 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 17, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   4. submitted on February 20, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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