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Pfafftown, North Carolina

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Country  United States
County  Forsyth
Local time  Wednesday 2:01 PM
State  North Carolina
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
Population  9,562 (2000)
Pfafftown, North Carolina
Weather  21°C, Wind NE at 8 km/h, 49% Humidity

Pfafftown (pronounced "Poff-town"), North Carolina is 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 Triad community.


Map of Pfafftown, NC, USA


In 1784, Peter Pfaff Sr. bought land west of Muddy Creek. A post office came to the community in 1888.

Pfaff's house, the John Jacob Schaub House and Waller House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

After Clemmons and Lewisville incorporated, Pfafftown tried in 2001 to do the same but was not successful. Instead, much of the community was annexed by Lewisville or Winston-Salem in 2006.


Pfafftown's 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.


Major roads in Pfafftown include Yadkinville Road, connecting Reynolda Road (NC 67) in Winston-Salem to Old US-421 and eventually to Yadkinville, NC. Other major roads include NC 67, connecting NC 150 in Winston-Salem, NC to US 21 in 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.

Notable residents

  • Cam Bonifay, once Major League Baseball professional scout for the St. Louis Cardinals and General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1993 to 2001.
  • Jim Drake (engineer) (1929–2012), aeronautics engineer who is credited as the inventor of windsurfing.
  • References

    Pfafftown, North Carolina Wikipedia