Salem Square and "God's Acre", the Moravian Graveyard, since 1772 are the site each Easter morning of the world-famous Moravian sunrise service.This service, sponsored by all the Moravian church parishes in the city, attracts thousands of worshipers each year.
Hanes and Reynolds would compete fiercely for the next 25 years, each absorbing a number of the smaller manufacturers, until Hanes sold out to Reynolds in 1900 to begin a second career in textiles.
A map of then known "Winston-Salem" in 1891, showing the development of Main Street and Fourth Street during the industrial tobacco boom--dozens of tobacco factories appear in downtown Winston, including ones owned by Hanes and Reynolds.
That same year, Thomas Jethro Brown of Davie County rented a former livery stable and established the first tobacco warehouse in Winston.
That same year, Pleasant Henderson Hanes, also of Davie, built his first tobacco factory a few feet from Brown's warehouse.
In the 1880s, the US Post Office began referring to the two towns as Winston-Salem.
In 1899, after nearly a decade of contention, the United States Post Office Department established the Winston-Salem post office in Winston, with the former Salem office serving as a branch.
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"Camel City" is a reference to the city's historic involvement in the tobacco industry related to locally based R. Many locals refer to the city as "Winston" in informal speech.
Another nickname, "the Dash," comes from the (-) in the city's name, although technichally it is a hyphen, not a dash; this is used by the local minor league baseball team, the Winston-Salem Dash. The city of Winston-Salem is a product of the merging of the two neighboring towns of Winston and Salem in 1913.
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