Winston-Salem is a city in and the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. With a 2019 estimated population of 255,969 it is the second largest municipality in the Piedmont Triad region, the fifth most populous city in North Carolina, and the eighty-ninth most populous city in the United States. With a metropolitan population of 676,673 it is the fourth largest metropolitan area in North Carolina. Winston-Salem is home to the tallest office building in the region, 100 North Main Street, formerly the Wachovia Building and now known locally as the Wells Fargo Center.
Winston-Salem is called the “Twin City” for its dual heritage and “City of the Arts and Innovation” for its dedication to fine arts and theater and technological research. “Camel City” is a reference to the city’s historic involvement in the tobacco industry related to locally based R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company‘s Camel cigarettes. Many locals refer to the city as “Winston” in informal speech. Another nickname, “the Dash,” comes from the dash in the city’s name (although technically it is a hyphen); this nickname is used by the local minor league baseball team, the Winston-Salem Dash.
Is called the twin city, for its Dual Heritage and its history. You will hear the citizens of Winston Salem say, We are a City with Values and we have a Heritage to match those values!
The Real Reason for this dual city is not what you think it is.
When you look at a map of Forsyth county, you will see the City of Winston Salem surrounded by a horseshoe shaped body of water called “Boone Lake.” The lake was formed from the New River as it meanders through that area. If you study the map closely, there appears to be two branches that form Boone Lake. One runs North to South and intersects with another North-South branch that forms Boone Lake which goes East/West at one point. These two creeks meet at a place called Ironwood. The two waterways bears a striking resemblance to a uterus and vagina with Boone Lake as the Uterus and the two creeks as the Vagina – surrounding Winston Salem.
It’s no coincidence that Boone Lake is at this location, where it also intersects with two major highways going East West and North South. The symbol of womanhood surrounded by powerful transportation links mirrors why Winston Salem was named after 7 th day adventist preacher Jonathan Swift Winstun as his ministry was to bring people from all over together in religious harmony at a place called Bethabara which means House of Passage, or Doorway to God! And if you have been reading my articles you might know the significance of 7 beyond religion.
The significance of this place is so powerful, that you can see it vividly on Google Earth! If you type in “Ironwood Winston Salem” at the satellite map you will see how it forms a uterus and vagina shape over the City of Winston Salem. The reason Giant Oak trees were planted around Boone lake was to symbolize womanhood as you will learn from reading my article on Joshua’s curse .
Boone Lake not only surrounds Winston Salem like the walls of Jericho, but also has two entrances into that uterine city (Vagina) – one North and one South giving this City its primary Biblical symbolism of Womanhood.
In 2012, the city was listed among the ten best places to retire in the United State by CBS MoneyWatch. Winston-Salem has seen a surge in growth and revitalization in the downtown area with hotels, restaurants, and apartments under constrution. In 2017, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal ranked the city second in their lists of the most livable downtowns in America. Winston-Salem tied with Charlotte for the highest growth in small business. WalletHub ranked Winston-Salem the third most affordable large city to start a small business.