25 Facts About Winston-Salem


Winston-Salem is a city and the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States.

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Winston-Salem is home to the tallest office building in the region, 100 North Main Street, formerly known as the Wachovia Building and now known locally as the Wells Fargo Center.

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Winston-Salem is called the "Twin City" for its dual heritage, and "the Camel City" is a reference to the city's historic involvement in the tobacco industry related to locally based R J Reynolds' Camel cigarettes.

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Winston-Salem is home to six colleges and institutions, most notably Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, which ranks as one of the best arts schools in America.

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City of Winston-Salem is a product of the merging of the two neighboring towns of Winston and Salem in 1913.

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Winston-Salem called this area "die Wachau" after the ancestral estate of Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf.

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The Reynolds company imported so much French cigarette paper and Turkish tobacco for Camel cigarettes that Winston-Salem was designated by the United States federal government as an official port of entry for the United States, despite the city being 200 miles inland.

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Winston-Salem was the eighth-largest port of entry in the United States by 1916.

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City of Winston-Salem is patrolled by the Winston-Salem Police Department, and the Chief of Police is Catrina A Thompson.

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Winston-Salem is in the northwest Piedmont area of North Carolina, situated 65 miles northwest of the geographic center of the state.

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Less than 30 miles north of Winston-Salem are the remains of the ancient Sauratown Mountains, named for the Saura people who lived in much of the Piedmont area, including what is Winston-Salem.

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Winston-Salem is the 72nd largest city by area in the United States and the fourth-largest community in North Carolina.

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On September 11,2018 The Winston-Salem Journal reported that The City of Winston-Salem Committee approved the Peters Creek Community Initiative project, which is a collaboration of The Shalom Project, North Carolina Housing Foundation, and The National Development Council.

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City of Winston-Salem has a humid subtropical climate characterized by cool winters and hot, humid summers.

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Winston-Salem is the most religious city in North Carolina, ' with 54.

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Winston-Salem was officially dubbed the "City of Arts and Innovation" in 2014.

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Winston-Salem is the home of the Art-o-mat and houses nine of them throughout the city.

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East end of downtown Winston-Salem is anchored by the Innovation Quarter, one of the fastest growing urban-based districts in the United States.

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Winston-Salem is home to Hanes Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in North Carolina, The area surrounding the mall along Stratford Road and Hanes Mall Boulevard has become one of the city's largest shopping districts.

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Winston-Salem Dash is a Class High-AA Minor-League baseball team currently affiliated with the Chicago White Sox.

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The Winston-Salem Chronicle is a weekly newspaper that focuses on the African-American community.

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US 421 is the main east–west freeway through downtown Winston-Salem; this was the original routing of I-40, and was the main east–west route through the city until 1992, when a bypass loop of I-40 was built.

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Winston-Salem Northern Beltway is a proposed freeway that will loop around the city to the north, providing a route for the Future I-74 on the eastern section and the Future Auxiliary Route I-274 on the western section.

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Major arterial thoroughfares in Winston-Salem include Reynolda Road, NC 150, US 158, University Parkway, Hanes Mall Boulevard, Martin Luther King Jr.

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Winston-Salem is one of the larger cities in the South that is not directly served by Amtrak.

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