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

Washington's Southern Tour

 
 
Washington's Southern Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
1. Washington's Southern Tour Marker
Inscription.  President Washington spent night of May 31, 1791, at the tavern in Salem. 1/2 mile north
 
Erected 2007 by NC Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number J-97.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommercePatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the George Washington Slept Here, and the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 31, 1823.
 
Location. 36° 4.95′ N, 80° 14.47′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of Salem Ave. and Old Salem Ave, and South Main St., on the right when traveling west on Salem Ave.. on the Strollway surrounding the traffic circle. 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. Salem and the "Farmer's Railroad" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lewis Hege (1840-1918) (about 400 feet away); Reich-Hege Lot (1830)
Washington's Southern Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
2. Washington's Southern Tour Marker
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(about 400 feet away); Reich-Hege House Site (1830-1922) (about 400 feet away); Salem Academy and College (about 400 feet away); Squire's Grave (about 600 feet away); The African American Graveyard (about 700 feet away); Last Burials in the Parish Graveyard (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Washington's Southern Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
3. Washington's Southern Tour Marker
Washington's Southern Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
4. Washington's Southern Tour Marker
Salem Tavern image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
5. Salem Tavern
Salem Tavern image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
6. Salem Tavern
Salem Tavern image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
7. Salem Tavern
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 2, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 27, 2022