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Winston-Salem is a city located in Forsyth County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 185,776. It is the county seat of Forsyth County.

The Old Salem district and related Historic Bethabera site are the city's oldest historical attractions. Also of historical interest is Reynolda Village (which includes Reynolda Gardens and the Reynolda House Museum of American Art). Other sites of interest include the Horne Creek Historic Farm, Tanglewood Park, the SciWorks educational facility (formerly the Nature Science Center) and SECCA, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art).

Winston-Salem is home to several major universities and colleges; Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina School of the Arts and Salem Academy and College. Winston-Salem is also the location of the corporate headquarters of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco corporation and the Krispy Kreme corporation. The Wachovia Corporation was also based in Winston-Salem until it moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2001.

Winston geography

Winston-Salem is located at 36°6'10" North, 80°15'38" West (36.102764, -80.260491).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 283.9 km² (109.6 mi²). 281.9 km² (108.8 mi²) of it is land and 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.71% water.

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The origin of the town of Salem dates back to January 1753, when Bishop August Gottlieb Spangenberg, on behalf of the Moravian church, selected a settlement site which he called "Muddy Creek du Wachau" (Wachovia, named after the Austrian estate of Count Nicholas Lewis von Zinzendorf). The land (just short of 99,000 acres) was subsequently purchased from John Carteret, 1st Earl Granville.

On November 17, 1753, the first settlers arrived at what would later become the town of Bethabera. This town, despite its rapid growth, was not designed to be the primary settlement on the tract. Instead, the guidance of the Lord was sought for selection of a new town by drawing lots among sites which were suitable. The town established on the chosen site was given the name of Salem (for "peace").


In 1849 the town of Winston was founded, named after a local hero of the Revolutionary War, Joseph Winston, who was well-known in the town of Salem. Shortly thereafter both Winston and Salem were incorporated into the newly formed Forsyth County, It thrived as an industrial town, producing tobacco products, furniture and textiles. In 1851 Winston was designated the county seat, and, with plans to connect the cities of Winston and Salem, the county courthouse square was placed just one mile north of Salem's square.


In 1889, the United States Postal Service combined the mail offices for the two towns, and the towns were officially joined as "Winston-Salem" in 1913.

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