Forsyth County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Forsyth County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 350,670.[1] It is the fourth-most populous county in North Carolina. Its county seat is Winston-Salem.[2]

Forsyth County
Forsyth County Courthouse in Winston-Salem.
Forsyth County Courthouse in Winston-Salem.
Flag of Forsyth County
Flag
Map of North Carolina highlighting Forsyth County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°08′N 80°16′W / 36.13°N 80.26°W / 36.13; -80.26
Country United States
State North Carolina
FoundedJanuary 16, 1849
Named forColonel Benjamin Forsyth
SeatWinston-Salem
Largest cityWinston-Salem
Area
 • Total413 sq mi (1,070 km2)
 • Land408 sq mi (1,060 km2)
 • Water4.5 sq mi (12 km2)  1.1%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
379,099
 • Density895.4/sq mi (345.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th
Websitewww.co.forsyth.nc.us

HistoryEdit

The county was made in 1849 from Stokes County. It was named after Colonel Benjamin Forsyth, who was killed in the War of 1812.[3]

Bordering countiesEdit

These counties are bordered to Forsyth County:

CommunitiesEdit

These communities are in Forsyth County:

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Unincorporated communitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 128.

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