Nominate a historic site in Winston-Salem or Forsyth County for recognition

The historic marker program is an effort to draw attention to important local sites that may not have received recognition otherwise.

WStoday: Reynolda District historic marker

Reynolda District in Winston-Salem has been recognized with a historic marker.

Photo by WStoday

Know a historic place that deserves some recognition? The Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission is accepting applications for its historic marker program.

Markers recognize various properties, from national register historic districts like West Salem to historical sites such as The Pond and Happy Hill. Here are the dates to keep in mind:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 31 — Applications for historic markers are due to Commission staff.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15 — Applicants will make a five-minute presentation to the Historic Marker Committee at its annual meeting.
  • December — Chosen sites are announced. The committee will coordinate with applicants to schedule marker unveilings.

Two sites in the City of Winston-Salem and one site in unincorporated Forsyth County will be chosen for marker awards. To request an application form, email staff or call 336-747-7040.