Introduction to Kernersville, North Carolina
Kernersville, North Carolina, in Forsyth county, is 9 miles E of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (center to center) and 75 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina. The town is included in the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 17,126 people lived in Kernersville.
The site on which Kernersville stands today was first settled in 1756 by Jacob Story, an Irishman. Sometime in 1770, the land was purchased by William Dobson and became known as Dobson's Crossroads. History has it that George Washington was a guest for breakfast at Dobson's tavern on June 2, 1791. In 1871, Joseph Kerner purchased the area, and it was renamed Kerners Crossroads. Eventually, the name changed to Kernersville.
Kernersville and nearby Attractions
- Fourth of July Park
- Beeson Athletic Complex
- Old Kernersville Lake
- Richard Petty Museum
- Reynolda House
- Natural Science Center of Greensboro
Things To Do In Kernersville
Körner’s Folly, which was built by Jule Körner in 1878, is a minor tourist attraction due to its unusual design and architecture. The Harmon House is a beautiful antiquated events center and primarily hosts receptions and conferences. The Kernersville Parks & Recreation department maintains several of the city's parks which offer a variety of activities including games and sports. The department also organizes special programs and events throughout the year.
Piedmont Triad International Airport offers regular flights.
Kernersville Higher Education
Winston-Salem State University, High Point University, and Guilford Technical Community College provide facilities for higher education.