Forsyth County is named for Benjamin Forsyth, who was an American officer during the War of 1812.
Created: January 16, 1849
Winston-Salem 1849 – present
County Courthouse – Winston-Salem
Location: 200 North Main Street / 2nd Street
Built: 1975 – 1976
Architect: Fred W Butner Jr. Associates
Contractor: H L Coble Construction Company
Description: The building faces east and is a seven story brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located in the center of the city. The east front has the main entrance on the second story. The windows are vertical and narrow. Part of the building is recessed with vertical pillars. At the flat roof lines, there is a wide overhanging section. The building is named as the Forsyth County Hall of Justice.
Old County Courthouse – Winston-Salem
Location: 2300 North Main Street / 3rd Street
Built: 1894 – 1895
Architect: Frank P Milburn
Contractor: L P Hagen & Company
Description: The building faces south and is a three story brick structure. The building islocated in the center of the city and north of the courthouse. The building was remodeled in 1927. The architect was Northup O’Brien.
N – Stokes County
E – Guilford County
S – Davidson County
Photos taken 2012