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

Maynard Field

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 20, 2012
1. Maynard Field Marker
Inscription. Operating from 1919 until the mid-1930's, Maynard Field was the first commercial airfield in North Carolina. The airfield was named for Lt. Belvin W. Maynard, a North Carolina native and pioneer aviator. In October 1919, the Winston-Salem Board of Trade leased thirty-five acres of land off Kernersville Road, and commenced preparing the field. On December 6, 1919, the field was dedicated, and Lt. Maynard was the first flyer to land on its runway. Completely modern in contrast to other airfields of its day, Maynard Field featured intersecting runways, hanger space, gasoline, a telephone, a mechanic, and two parking areas for automobiles.
 
Erected 2008 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Location. 36° 5.41′ N, 80° 8.61′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of Kernersville Road and Maynard Drive, on the right when traveling west on Kernersville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Historic Beeson's Crossroad Trading Post (approx. 2.4 miles away); Daniel Boone Trail (approx. 3.2 miles away); Nissen Wagon Works
Maynard Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 20, 2012
2. Maynard Field Marker
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Kerner Tannery (approx. 4.2 miles away); George Black House and Brickyard (approx. 4.4 miles away); Site of Dobson's Tavern (approx. 4.4 miles away); Stuart Motor Company (approx. 4.5 miles away); Reynoldstown Historic District (approx. 4.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Also see . . .
1. W-S Marker Program. (Submitted on February 20, 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.)
 
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Maynard Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 20, 2012
3. Maynard Field Marker
Maynard Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 20, 2012
4. Maynard Field Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 20, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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