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Kernersvilletown in E Forsyth County. Inc. 1871. Site first settled in 1756 by Caleb Story, an Irishman. It was purchased about 1770 by William Dobson and came to be known as Dobson's Crossroads; Washington had breakfast at Dobson's tavern on June 2, 1791. In 1871 Joseph Kerner bought the property, and the town that developed there took his name. Formerly Kerner's Crossroads. Former Southern Pilgrim College was located there. Produces hosiery, textiles, and fabricated metals.
Kernersville TownshipE Forsyth County.
Kernersville Water Reservoiron Kerners Mill Creek, E Forsyth County. Formed 1953. Covers 120 acres; max. depth 25 ft.
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