Happy Hill

Happy Hill (HMZOH)

Location: Winston-Salem, NC 27127 Forsyth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 4.8', W 80° 14.36'

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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 in 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. The city's first public housing development began in Happy Hill during the 1950s. About half of the neighborhood houses were demolished at that time and a majority of the remainder has been lost since.
Year Placed2009
Placed ByWinston-Salem Historic Marker Program
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 4:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 568488 N 3993089
Decimal Degrees36.08000000, -80.23933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 4.8', W 80° 14.36'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 4' 48.00" N, 80° 14' 21.60" W
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Area Code(s)336
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 23-39 Waughtown St, Winston-Salem NC 27127, US
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