a merging of two towns, after Major Joseph Winston (1746-1815) & Salem
See Winston-Salem in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A city of north-central North Carolina north-northeast of Charlotte. Salem was founded by Moravians in 1766, and Winston was established in 1849; the cities were consolidated in 1913. Winston-Salem is chiefly known for tobacco production but also has a wide variety of manufacturing industries. Population: 197,000.