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. It is the fourth-most populous county in North Carolina. Its county seat is Winston-Salem.
|Coordinates: 36°08′N 80°16′W / 36.13°N 80.26°W|
|Founded||January 16, 1849|
|Named for||Colonel Benjamin Forsyth|
|• Total||413 sq mi (1,070 km2)|
|• Land||408 sq mi (1,060 km2)|
|• Water||4.5 sq mi (12 km2) 1.1%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||895.4/sq mi (345.7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
The county was made in 1849 from Stokes County. It was named after Colonel Benjamin Forsyth, who was killed in the War of 1812.
These counties are bordered to Forsyth County:
- Stokes County - north
- Rockingham County - northeast
- Guilford County - east
- Davidson County - south
- Davie County - southwest
- Yadkin County - west
- Surry County - northwest
These communities are in Forsyth County:
- Winston-Salem (county seat)
- High Point (mostly in Guilford County, also in Randolph County, Davidson County)
- King (mostly in Stokes County)
- Kernersville (partially in Guilford County)
- Rural Hall
- Tobaccoville (also in Stokes County)
- ↑ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
- ↑ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ↑ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 128.