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

Pfafftown

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox
1. Pfafftown Marker
Inscription.  The farming community of Pfafftown was settled on the west bank of Muddy Creek around the farm of Peter Pfaff Sr., who purchased the land in 1784. In the mid- to late-1800s, several houses in the Greek Revival and other popular styles were built, and in 1865 the first Pfafftown Christian Church was constructed on Transou Road. Pfafftown was awarded a post office in 1888; by 1896 the population had grown to 100. John Henry Pfaff in 1891 opened a general store that stood at Yadkinville Road and Pfaff Lane until 1972. In 1900 the Labor Exchange School was built on Transou Road, and for many years provided labor and products of labor within the community. Several mid- and late-nineteenth-century buildings remain.
 
Erected 2015 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 9.155′ N, 80° 21.707′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Yadkinville Road, Pfafftown NC 27040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, November 18, 2016
2. Pfafftown Marker
8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ancient Poplar Tree (approx. 1.3 miles away); Plank Road (approx. 2.2 miles away); Alpha Chapel (approx. 2.2 miles away); Stoneman's Raid (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lord Cornwallis (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bethania (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Bethania (approx. 2.2 miles away); Wolff-Moser House (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Pfafftown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, November 18, 2016
3. Pfafftown Marker
Pfafftown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, November 18, 2016
4. Pfafftown Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 19, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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