By Jennifer Hudson Taylor
Old Salem is an historic district of Winston-Salem, NC. It was settled by a Moravian community in 1766 and intended as the central settlement of five other Moravian settlements consisting of Bethania, Bethabara, Friedberg, Friedland, and Hope. The community was governed by the Moravian Church, a Protestant denomination that began in 1457 in the kingdoms of Bohemia and Moravia, part of present-day Czech Republic. The photo to the right is of one of the churches in Old Salem.