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Forsyth County, North Carolina

27103, 27157

"You're Something Special in Winston-Salem"

Page Contents for Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Winston-Salem is approximately 170,000 (2000), 229617 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 65,631 (1990), 92337 (2010).
The amount of land area in Winston-Salem is 184.206 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Winston-Salem is 106.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.549 sq kilometers.
The distance from Winston-Salem to Washington DC is 266 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 93 miles. (as the crow flies)
Winston-Salem is positioned 36.10 degrees north of the equator and 80.26 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Winston-Salem elevation is 963 feet above sea level.
Winston-Salem average annual rainfall is 42.5 inches per year
Winston-Salem average annual humidity is 70.0
Winston-Salem average temperature is 57.8 degrees F.


in the northern portion of the state northwest of Durham and Raleigh.
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History & History Related Items

The Moravians settled Salem in 1766. They believed in hard work and also fostered appreciation for the arts, music and quality craftsmanship. These traits continued for years to be handed down with each generation. The nearby town of Winston was founded 8n 1849 as an industrial tobacco and textile community. Winston reaped the benefits of the Moravian values and their sharing attitudes. The two communities voted to merge in 1913 and their combined talents and accomplishments made Winston-Salem a strong and thriving city.
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Visit Old Salem - museum buildings and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) are open every day except Christmas Day.
Toll-free: 1-800-OLD-SALEM
Phone: 336-721-7300 The restored Moravian Congregation town of Old Salem has much to see including, shops and buildings - restored to the way they were when first built in the 1700's -, MESDA (Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts) and more.

Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
421 West 27th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
P.O. Box 7525
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Phone: 336-727-2236
Fax: 336-727-2799
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Winston-Salem City Government

City of Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem City Manager
101 N Main St
Winston Salem, NC 27101-4040
Phone: 336-727-2123


Forsyth County Commissioners
200 N Main St
Winston Salem, NC 27101-3913
Phone: 336-727-2779

Forsyth County Sheriff's Dept
120 W 3rd St
Winston Salem, NC 27101-3906
Phone: 336-727-2112

Winston-Salem Chamber

Winston Salem Chamber of Commerce
601 W 4th St
P.O. Box 1408
Winston Salem, NC 27102
Phone: 336-728-9200
Fax: 336-721-2209

Winston-Salem Organizations

Winston Salem Chamber of Commerce
601 W 4th St
P.O. Box 1408
Winston Salem, NC 27102
Phone: 336-728-9200
Fax: 336-721-2209

Winston-Salem Libraries

Forsyth County Public Library
1110 E 7th St
Winston Salem, NC 27101-4215 Phone: 336-727-2202

Forsyth Community College Library
2100 Silas Creek Pkwy
Winston Salem, NC 27103-5150
Phone: 336-723-0371

Winston-Salem Schools

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Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
1605 Miller St
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Phone: 336-727-2816


Forsyth Technical Community College
1300 Bolton St
Winston Salem, NC 27103-4718
Phone: 336-760-2373

High Point University
6000 Museum Dr
Winston Salem, NC 27105
Phone: 336-767-7107

North Carolina School of the Arts
200 Waughtown St
Winston Salem, NC 27127-2146
Phone: 336-770-3399

Piedmont Bible College
716 Franklin St
Winston Salem, NC 27101-5133
Phone: 336-725-834

Salem College
601 S Church St
Winston Salem, NC 27101-5318
Phone: 336-721-2600

Vintage Bible College
8003 North Point Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106
Phone: 336-759-0591

Winston Salem Bible College
4117 Northampton Dr
Winston Salem, NC 27105-3241
Phone: 336-744-0900

Winston-Salem State University
601 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Winston Salem, NC 27110-0003
Phone: 336-750-2000 Winston-Salem


The population of Winston-Salem was:
1990 - 143,485
2000 - 170,000

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