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

Happy Hill

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
1. Happy Hill Marker
Inscription. Happy Hill has played a prominent role in the life of Winston-Salem's African American community since the early years of the 19th century, when it was home to slaves on a farm serving the Moravian town of Salem. The first school for African-Americans was founded in the community in 1867, and in 1872. Moravians agreed to sell lots on the farm, many to African-Americans. By 1874, the name Happy Hill was used for the neighborhood, which grew steadily between 1880 and 1920. The city's first public housing development began in Happy Hill during the 1950s. About half of the neighborhood houses were demolished at that time and a majority of the remainder has been lost since.
 
Erected 2009 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Location. 36° 4.8′ N, 80° 14.36′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of Waughtown St. and Alder St., on the right when traveling west on Waughtown St.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salem Academy and College (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); North Carolina School of the Arts (approx.
Happy Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
2. Happy Hill Marker
0.2 miles away); Washington's Southern Tour (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Official 4th of July Celebration in the United States (approx. half a mile away); West Salem Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away); Salem Concert Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Mickey Coffee Pot (approx. 0.8 miles away); Salem Cotton Manufacturing Company and Arista Cotton Mill (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Also see . . .
1. W-S Marker Program. (Submitted on February 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
2. W-S Marker Program page (pdf). (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. African AmericansAgricultureCivil Rights
 
Happy Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
3. Happy Hill Marker
Happy Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
4. Happy Hill Marker
Happy Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
5. Happy Hill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 2, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   5. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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