Forsyth County

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Forsyth County is named for Benjamin Forsyth, who was an American officer during the War of 1812.


Created:  January 16, 1849

County Seat: 

Winston-Salem  1849 – present


County Courthouse – Winston-Salem  


Location:  200 North Main Street / 2nd Street

Built:  1975 – 1976

Style:  Modern

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

Style:  Neo-Classical

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

W – Davie County and Yadkin County





County Courthouse



















Photos taken 2012