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Consolidation of Winston and Salem

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 27, 2019
1. Consolidation of Winston and Salem Marker
Inscription.  First Street marks the former boundary of Salem and Winston. Salem was founded in 1766 as the central congregational town for the Moravian Church in North Carolina. In 1849, when Forsyth County was formed, the Moravian Church sold 50¼ acres immediately north of Salem to establish the county seat. The new town was named Winston in 1851. The towns grew into one urban area and began to coordinate municipal services for their respective populations. On March 18, 1913, voters in Winston and Salem approved consolidation under a single municipal government. The union created the City of Winston-Salem, and became effective May 9, 1913.
 
Erected 2013 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is March 18, 1913.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 36° 5.677′ N, 80° 14.736′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from 1st Street W west of Liberty Street, on the right when traveling west
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 27, 2019
2. Consolidation of Winston and Salem Marker
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. 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 location. Wm. Cyrus Briggs (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Former Dividing Line Between Winston and Salem (about 600 feet away); City Hall (about 700 feet away); Richard Joshua Reynolds (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shamrock Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First House Erected in Winston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas J. Wilson (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Honorable Willie Jones of Halifax (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 27, 2019
3. Consolidation of Winston and Salem Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 206 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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