Salem College, Winston-Salem

  • Address: 601 S Church St
  • Vicinity: E Academy St
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Sight
  • Sight Category: Site



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1766/00/00 Sister Elisabeth Oesterlein from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is hired as the first teacher the Little Girls' School.
1772/04/22 The Little Girls' School is founded in Salem, led by the Single Sisters, the unmarried women of the Moravian community.
1785/00/00 Hanna, a ten-year-old enslaved African-American, is accepted at The Little Girls' School. Slavery In America
1795/00/00 Anna Maria Samuel, an enslaved African-American student, lives at the Single Sisters House from 1793 until 1795.
1802/00/00 The Little Girls' School begins accepting boarders.
1826/00/00 Sally Ridge Education Sally Ridge, the daughter of Cherokee leader Major Ridge, becomes a student at The Little Girls' School.
1838/05/00 Jane Ross Meigs Education Jane Ross, the daughter of a Cherokee chief and a student at The Little Girls' School, leaves to join her family on the Trail of Tears. Trail of Tears
1866/00/00 The Little Girls' School changed its name to the Salem Female Academy.
1873/00/00 John Calvin Conrad Groom John Calvin journeys to Galveston, Texas, to marry Mary Knight Connor and bring her home to his new country residence on his farm in Yadkin County, North Carolina. John Calvin met Mary (Molly) Connor when she was a student at the Salem Female Academy.
1890/00/00 The Salem Female Academy begins providing college diplomas. Creation of Higher Education in the United States


Single Sisters House, Winston-Salem

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