Here’s a timeline on the Founding of Salem (of Winston-Salem)

The Moravian’s first came to the Wachovia Tract in present day Forsyth County in 1753.

Salem, the main town, was started in 1766.

Salem is one of the first 3 planned towns in the Carolina colony.

This is a handy timeline produced by the wonderful Moravian Archives


Interested in history? Consider joining the Wachovia Historical Society http://www.wachoviahistoricalsociety.org/ as well as the Moravian Archives http://moravianarchives.org/ .

The archives offers a plethora of great history right in the heart of Old Salem.

WHS is one of the nation’s oldest historical society, established in 1895.