Motto: “The Heart of the Triad”
Kernersville is a town in Forsyth Country, in North Carolina, located in the United States. A small portion of the town is also in Guilford Country. The population was 23,123 at the 2010 census; up from 17,126 at the 2000 census. Kernersville is located at the center of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan area, between Greensboro, to the east, High Point to the south, and Winston-Salem to the west. Kernersville is located 10 miles (16 km) east of Winston-Salem and 17 miles (27 km) west of Greensboro. US Poute 421 is a four-lane freeway through the town, following the prior routing of the Interstate 40 before that highway was moved to the south. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 17.4 square miles (45.1 km2), of which 17.3 square miles (44.9 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.63%, is water.
Other surrounding townships are: Colfax Guthrie, Gumtree, Horneytown, Oak Ridge, Pine Knolls, Union Cross, Walburg, Walkertown,
- Korner’s Folly was built 1878–1880 by Jule Körner, a grandson of Joseph Kerner, the town’s namesake. It is now a tourist attraction, as a result of its very unusual design and architecture, featuring 22 rooms on seven levels, and 15 decorated fireplaces. It also houses what is said to be the first private Little Theatre in the U.S., dating to 1896. The house has been featured in the New York Times (March 10, 2006), in Southern Living Magazine (May 2004) and in a televised Our State Magazine production, among others. A model of the house was made into an ornament to represent North Carolina on the White House Christmas Tree in 2001.
- In the fall, Fourth of July Park hosts the annual Honeybee Festival.
- The Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden is located on South Main Street in the historical district.
- Mountain Bike Single Track Park: The Town of Kernersville has partnered with the Kernersville Cycling Club to create a park dedicated to mountain biking. The park (located on Smith Edwards Road) was dedicated in the spring of 2013 with a grand opening ceremony.
- The Peyton Parade: Every year on the 18th of September there is a Peyton Parade.
- Kernersville Farmers Market: Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from May through October.
- Kernersville Museum and the Kernersville Depot (1873 Train Depot): The Kernersville Museum Foundation began in 2013. The Kernersville Museum is located at 127 West Mountain Street and focuses on the history of the town of Kernersville. The 1873 Train Depot is the original Train Depot in Kernersville. It was refurbished by the town and completed in 2009.
- Public event/activities can can also be found on the town of kernersville website at http://toknc.com/calendar/
Community Outreach, Civil & Other Resources/Programs
- Kernersville Cares for Kids
- Rotary Club of Kernersville
- Kernersville Running Club
- Next Step Ministries
- Crisis Control
- Fireman’s Relief Fund
- Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville
- Kernersville Mayors Council for the Disabled
- Kernersville Downtown Preservation and Development Council
Contact Numbers & Info
Duke Energy Power Company Phone Number is 800 – 777 – 9898
Water Company… Utilities (from Winston-Salem) 336 – 727 – 8000
Forsyth City Link Info
Phone: 336-727-8000 or dial 311
Para asistencia en espanol: (336)727-8000 or 311
TDD/TTY: 711 Fax: 336-747-7400 Email: email@example.com
311 Operating Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00-7:00 p.m; Saturday & Sunday 9:00-5:30 p.m.
Closed all Holidays except Good Friday & the day after Thanksgiving
Kernersville Street department consists of five divisions providing a wide variety of services. These include street maintenance, commercial and residential solid waste collection, recycling, stormwater management, facilities and fleet maintenance, civil inspections and project management. The Street Division of the Public Services Department has four primary functions: street maintenance, right-of-way (ROW) maintenance, construction project management, and emergency response. These functions include: roadway construction and repairs, drainage maintenance, and landscaping maintenance. In addition, emergency services such as snow removal, storm debris cleanup, assistance to the Police and Fire Departments in emergency street closures, and accident cleanup are provided.
In addition to the 4 main fire rescue districts, the portion of the city that is located in Guilford County is being served through a contractual agreement between the Town of Kernersville and the Colfax Fire Department.
Fire Station 1 – 316 W Bodenhamer St, Kernersville, NC 27284 (336) 996-4885
Fire Station 2 – 1385 S Park Dr, Kernersville, NC 27284 (336) 996-4220
Fire Station 3 – 2050 W Mountain St, Kernersville, NC 27284 (336) 992-2643
Fire Station 4 – 1528 Teague Road, Kernersville NC (336) 992-3538
Schools & Surroundings
East Forsyth Middle school
East Forsyth High School
Kernersville Middle School
Sedge Garden Elementary
Southeast Middle School
Primerose School of Kernersville
R B Glen High (forsyth co)
Bishop McGiness Catholic High School
First Christian Early Education Academy
Gospel Light Christain School (walkeertown)
La Petite Academy of Kville
Walkertown high (walkertown)
Walkertown Elementary (walkertown)
Maestro Barber University
Walburg High (walburg)
Walburg Elementary (walburg)