Historic Marker Program

Maynard Field Historic Marker SignIn 2001, the City of Winston-Salem established a historic marker program. Forsyth County followed with a marker program in 2015. The programs are administered by the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission (HRC), which selects marker recipients each year. The markers commemorate a wide variety of properties, which range from National Register Historic Districts like West Salem to non-designated historic areas such Happy Hill and the African-American West End Area. Sites of local historical significance such as The Pond and Odd Fellows Cemetery have been recognized. Individual buildings such as schools, industrial buildings, private residences, and others have also been awarded markers. Each of the sites chosen to receive a marker holds special significance for the City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

Site Selection

Each year the HRC, through its Historic Marker Committee, receives Historic Marker Applications from the public. Depending on funding, two sites in Winston-Salem and one site in unincorporated Forsyth County will be selected. The HRC may also approve up to two self-funded markers. Applications for historic markers are due each year by October 31st. The Historic Marker Application Form (PDF) is accessible online or can be picked up at:
City-County Planning Board
Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building
Second Floor
100 East First Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Carver Road Historic Marker SignSites receiving markers are chosen by February of each year. Two markers are usually selected for unveiling ceremonies during Historic Preservation Month each May. The historic marker program has gained significant popularity, drawing attention to important local sites that may not have received recognition otherwise. Residents of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County can find pride in sites of well-known local history and discover previously long-forgotten stories from our community’s past. The Historic Marker Program seeks to highlight the full range of endlessly interesting local history that our City has to offer.

Program Forms

Approved Historic Markers - 2002 to Present

View an Interactive Map of Placed Historic Markers.

NumberProperty NameAddressMarker Year
1(Former) Atkins High School (PDF)1215 N Cameron Avenue2002
2Depot Street Graded School Site (PDF)E Seventh Street and North Patterson Avenue2002
3RJ Reynolds High School and Memorial Auditorium (PDF)301 N Hawthorne Road2002
4Simon Green Atkins House (PDF)Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) Campus2003
5Oak Grove School (PDF)2637 Oak Grove Circle2003
6Winston-Salem City Hall (PDF)101 N Main Street2003
7Salem Cotton Manufacturing Company and Arista Cotton Mill (Brookstown Mill) (PDF)200 Brookstown Avenue2004
8Lloyd Presbyterian Church (PDF)748 N Chestnut Street2004
9Reynolda Historic District (PDF)Reynolda Road2005
10Colored Baptist Orphanage Home (PDF)Belview Neighborhood2005
11Salem Town Hall (PDF)50 Cemetery Street (Corner of S Liberty Street and Cemetery Street)2006
12The Pond (PDF)W Northwest Boulevard and N Trade Street2006
13George Black House and Brickyard (PDF)111 Dellabrook Road2007
14Downtown North Historic District (PDF)Downtown Winston-Salem (N Trade Street and N Liberty Street area)2007
15Maynard Field (PDF)Kernersville Road2008
16Bethania Freedmen's Community (PDF)Bethania-Rural Hall Road2008
17Happy Hill (PDF)Alder Street2009
18West Salem Historic District (PDF)Washington Avenue (Granville Park)2009
19Odd Fellows Cemetery (PDF)2881 Shorefair Drive
2010
20Shamrock Mill (PDF)226 N Marshall Street2010
21Carver High School (PDF)3545 Carver School Road
2010
22African-American West End Area (PDF)
BB&T Ballpark
2011
23Hotel Zinzendorf (PDF)Glade Street and W Fourth Street adjacent to Grace Court Park2011
24Salem Waterworks (PDF)W Second Street and Shady Boulevard2011
25Safe Bus Company (PDF)
100 W Fifth Street
2011
26Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital (PDF)Northwest corner of N Cleveland Avenue and E Seventh Street2012
27Winston-Salem Chapter of the Black Panther Party (PDF)N Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and E Fifth Street2012
28Pythian Hall (PDF)
Northwest corner of E Seventh Street and N Chestnut Street2013
29Calvin H. Wiley School (PDF)
1400 W Northwest Boulevard2013
30Consolidation of Winston and Salem (PDF)W First Street between N Main Street and N Marshall Street
2013
31Thomas J. Wilson (PDF)Northwest corner of N Main Street and W Second Street2013
32Memorial Industrial School (County Marker) (PDF)100 Horizons Lane, Rural Hall2013
33Ogburn Station (PDF)Old Walkertown Road and Old Rural Hall Road2013
34Winston-Salem Rotary Club (PDF)Northeast corner of N Main Street and E Second Street2013
35New Bethel Baptist Church (PDF)1016 N Trade Street2014
36RJR Labor Strikes (Factory 64) (PDF)N Research Parkway between E Fourth Street and E Fifth Street2014
37Reynoldstown Historic District (PDF)Corner of N Cameron Avenue and E Eighth Street2014
38Belews Street Neighborhood (PDF)E Third Street east of N Research Parkway roundabout2014
39Pfafftown (PDF)Southeast corner of Pfaff Lane and Yadkinville Road2015
40Easton Neighborhood (PDF)Northwest corner of Woodcote Drive and E Clemmonsville Circle2015
41Winston Mutual (PDF)1225 E Fifth Street2016
421792 Road between Bethabara and Germanton (County Marker) (PDF)Memorial Industrial Road between Germanton Road and Horizons Lane2016
43Five Row at Reynolda House (PDF)Silas Creek Parkway2016
44Philip and Johanna Hoehns (Hanes) House (Village of Clemmons Marker) (PDF)3550 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons2016
45East Winston Library (PDF)
Southwest corner of N Cleveland Avenue and E Seventh Street2016
46Samuel and Sarah Stauber Farm (County Marker) (PDF)6085 Bethania-Tobaccoville Road2017
47The Brothers' Spring and the African School (PDF)Corner of Alder Street and Mock Street2017
48Fourteenth Street School (PDF)Corner of E Fourteenth Street and N Cameron Avenue2017
49Silver Hill (PDF)Wiley Avenue and Holiday Street2018
50Polo Fields at Reynolds (PDF)2000 Polo Road2018
51Double Springs African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church Cemetery (PDF)11990 Double Spring Road2018
53Salem and LIberia, Africa
1191 Free Street
2019
54Lowman Pauling & The "5" Royales
1135 Rich Avenue
2019
55B.F. Huntley Furniture Company (PDF)1201 Patterson Avenue2019
56W. Asbury Jones and Mary M.A. Griffith Jones House (PDF)9950 Concord Church Road, Lewisville2019