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

Railroad Street Mural

 
 
Railroad Street Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 4, 2012
1. Railroad Street Mural Marker
Inscription. In the early 1870's, the citizens of the Town of Kernersville literally brought the Railroad to and through Kernersville by contributing the physical labor to construct over four miles of track, thereby bringing commerce to the Town and raising the census from 100 in 1870 to 500 in 1880 and 1,000 by 1888.

Jule Korner is recognized not only as the designer and builder of our local landmark, Korner's Folly, but also as one of the first designers of outdoor advertising on the large "billboard" scale, having painted, with his crews, scores of Bull Durham advertisements on buildings across the country during the 1880's.

The Railroad Street Mural depicts the coming of the railroad, Jule Korner's Bull Durham advertising, and Jule's artistic rendering of The Folly. This mural is made possible through the efforts of the Kernersville Downtown Preservation and Development Council and a grant from the Town of Kernersville.
 
Location. 36° 7.34′ N, 80° 4.29′ W. Marker is in Kernersville, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of Beard Street and North Main Street, on the right when traveling south on Beard Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kernersville NC 27284, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Railroad Street Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 4, 2012
2. Railroad Street Mural Marker
are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Dobson's Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stuart Motor Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kerner Tannery (approx. half a mile away); Site of Historic Beeson's Crossroad Trading Post (approx. 3 miles away); Maynard Field (approx. 4.6 miles away); Jesse Benbow House (approx. 4.9 miles away); Charles Benbow House (approx. 5.2 miles away); Oak Ridge Public School (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kernersville.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
Railroad Street Mural Marker and Depiction of Korner's Folly image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 4, 2012
3. Railroad Street Mural Marker and Depiction of Korner's Folly
Railroad Street Mural Marker, Depiction of Korner's Folly, Bull Durham Advertisement image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 4, 2012
4. Railroad Street Mural Marker, Depiction of Korner's Folly, Bull Durham Advertisement
Depiction of Korner's Folly image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 4, 2012
5. Depiction of Korner's Folly
Bull Durham Advertisement image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 4, 2012
6. Bull Durham Advertisement
Depiction of the Coming of the Railroad image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 4, 2012
7. Depiction of the Coming of the Railroad
Depiction of the Coming of the Railroad, Bull Durham Advertisement, Depiction of Korner's Folly image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 4, 2012
8. Depiction of the Coming of the Railroad, Bull Durham Advertisement, Depiction of Korner's Folly
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 5, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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