Posted by: Padon
N 36° 04.793 W 080° 14.349
17S E 568504 N 3993076
Quick Description: Historical African-American community in Winston-Salem, NC
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 12/12/2010 10:22:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMAACE
Happy Hill has played a prominent role in the life of Winston-Salem's African-American community since the early years of the 19th century, when it was home to slaves on a farm serving the Moravian town of Salem. The first school for African-Americans was founded in the community 1867, and in 1872, Moravians agreed to sell lots on the farm, many to African-Americans. By 1874, the name Happy Hill was used for the neighborhood, which grew steadily between 1880 and 1920's. The city's first public housing development began in Happy Hill during the 1950's. About half of the neighborhood houses were demolished at that time and a majority of the remainder has been lost since.
This marked is located at the intersection of Alder St. & Waughtown St. in Winston-Salem, NC.
Marker Name: Happy Hill
Marker Type: City
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