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Rural Hall in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Memorial Industrial School

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, June 2, 2017
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Inscription. Memorial Industrial School began as the Colored Baptist Orphanage Home for African-American children, located in the Belview neighborhood of Winston-Salem's Southside area. In 1928, it moved eight miles north of the city's downtown. The architectural Northup and O'Brien designed the overall site plan and the administration building, dormitories, and power plant. Contributions from The Duke Endowment and local philanthropists, including the Reynolds and Gray families, subsidized construction and operation of the campus. The curriculum included academic, agricultural, and domestic training. Memorial Industrial School closed in 1971 after operating for 48 years as one of only two black orphanages in North Carolina and the only such institution to serve a single county.
 
Erected 2013 by Forsyth County Government.
 
Location. 36° 13.591′ N, 80° 13.703′ W. Marker is in Rural Hall, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Memorial Industrial School Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Horizons Lane, Rural Hall, NC, Rural Hall NC 27045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1792 Road Between Bethabara and Germanton (approx.
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By Michael C. Wilcox, June 2, 2017
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0.7 miles away); Benjamin Forsyth (approx. 2.5 miles away); Nazareth Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bethania Freedman's Community (approx. 5.2 miles away); Ogburn Station (approx. 5.4 miles away); Joseph Winston (approx. 5.9 miles away); Calf Barn 1765 (approx. 6.2 miles away); 1753 Great Philadelphia Wagon Road (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rural Hall.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Colored Baptist Orphanage Home.
 
Also see . . .  W-S Marker page (PDF) - with essay. (Submitted on June 24, 2017, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, June 2, 2017
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By Michael C. Wilcox, June 2, 2017
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2017, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 24, 2017, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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