- Pfafftown, North Carolina
Pfafftown (pronounced "Poff-town"),
North Carolinais an unincorporated community which has been partially annexed into the cities of Winston-Salem in Forsyth County and Lewisville, also in Forsyth County. As of the 2000 census, the ZCTA of Pfafftown had a population of 9,562. It is a Piedmont Triadcommunity.
Zip Code Tabulation Area(ZCTA) has a population of about 9,562 as of the 2000 census. The population is about 49% male and 51% female. About 89.6% of the population is white, 8% African-American, 0.2% American Indian, 0.6% Asian, 1.5% Hispanic, and 0.8% of another race. 0.9% of people are two or more races. There are no native Hawaiians or other Pacific islanders.
The average household size is 2.6 people, and the average family has 2.9 people. There are 3,783 houses, with 94.5% of them occupied, 91% bought and 3.5% rented. There are 214 vacant housing units.
Attractions and facilities
Attractions in Pfafftown include the 18-hole Grandview
Golf Courseand the Grandview Swim Club. A newly constructed Ronald W. Reagan High Schoolas well as the Vienna Elementary School call Pfafftown home. Reagan High School had their first graduating class in 2007 and the school has recently gained notable local fame in both their cross country team and in their academic team. Grandview golf course was closed in late 2007.
In addition to schools, the popular
C.G. HillMemorial Park contains a hollow poplar treewhich was used by Confederate sympathizers to hide possessions, including not only weapons, but also cows, among other belongings, during the American Civil War. The tree is also said to have provided shelter to travelers during storms. The park is also home to a well-populated duck pond and fishing and picnic areas.
Another attraction is Old Richmond Grill, an old style restaurant that is frequented by many of Pfafftown's residence and has even been the subject of local newspaper articles.
Major roads in Pfafftown include Yadkinville Road, connecting Reynolda Road (
NC 67) in Winston-Salemto Old US-421 and eventually to Yadkinville, NC. Other major roads include NC 67, connecting NC 150in Winston-Salem, NC to US 21in Jonesville, NC; Transou Road, connecting NC 67 to Yadkinville Road; Skylark Road, connecting Transou Road to Vienna-Dozier Road; Lewisville-Vienna Road, connecting Yadkinville Road to Shallowford Road in Lewisville, NC.
As of September, 2006 most of Pfafftown east of Transou Road is part of the city of Winston-Salem. North Carolina law currently has little restrictions on cities annexing territories, so many Pfafftown citizens were unable to successfully resist this forced annexation; many lawsuits took place between the actual annexation in 2004 and the submission in 2006.
Many citizens in the nearby community of Midway were facing a similar situation with annexation and thus proceeded with efforts to incorporate as a separate
municipality, similar to what many Pfafftown citizens tried years prior to the 2004 annexation. Using Pfafftown as an example of a failure, the Midway Incorporation Committee succeeded in gaining permanent autonomy from nearby Winston-Salem with the successful incorporation of the town of Midway in June 2006.
Cam Bonifay, once Major League Baseballprofessional scout for the St. Louis Cardinalsand General Manager of the Pittsburgh Piratesfrom 1993 to 2001.
*James S. Hans, professor at Wake Forest University and author of such notable works as "Socrates and the Irrational" and "The Sovereignty of Taste".
*Rick Langston, Master Brewer, ManLand Brewing Co.
Movies filmed in Pfafftown
*Junebug, partially set and filmed in Pfafftown and
Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It received much critical acclaim and won several awards.
[http://www.lochurst.com Lochurst neighborhood located in Pfafftown]
[http://www.fairannexation.com Fair Annexation]
[http://www.stopncannexation.com Stop NC's annexation]
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