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

Easton Neighborhood

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, December 3, 2016
1. Easton Neighborhood Marker
Inscription. Easton is a post-World War II subdivision built in 1949 to ease Winston-Salem's housing shortage. The GI Bill of 1944, which guaranteed low-interest home loans for veterans, promoted the construction of houses in new subdivisions and on vacant lots in existing neighborhoods. Easton consists of almost identical dwellings meeting strict guidelines to qualify for government-subsidized mortgages. Construction of Interstate 40 in the 1950s separated Easton from the adjacent Belview and Manhattan neighborhoods. In 1988, concerned residents founded the Easton Neighborhood Association, which engages a diverse, active, intergenerational membership to foster a pleasant and safe community.
 
Erected 2015 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Location. 36° 3.495′ N, 80° 13.328′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of Woodcote Street SE and Clemmonsville Circle, in the median on Woodcote Street SE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Woodcote Street SE, Winston Salem NC 27107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colored Baptist Orphanage Home (approx. mile away); Daniel Boone Trail
Easton Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, December 3, 2016
2. Easton Neighborhood Marker
(approx. one mile away); Nissen Wagon Works (approx. 1.2 miles away); North Carolina School of the Arts (approx. 1.7 miles away); Happy Hill (approx. 1.8 miles away); Salem Academy and College (approx. 1.9 miles away); Washington's Southern Tour (approx. 2 miles away); First Official 4th of July Celebration in the United States (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Also see . . .
1. Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program. (Submitted on December 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
2. W-S Marker Program article (PDF). (Submitted on December 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
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Easton Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, December 3, 2016
3. Easton Neighborhood Marker
Easton Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, December 3, 2016
4. Easton Neighborhood Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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