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Rural Hall, North Carolina
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"Garden Spot of the World"
Location in Forsyth County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Forsyth County and the state of North Carolina.
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Forsyth
 • Total 2.86 sq mi (7.41 km2)
 • Land 2.85 sq mi (7.38 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
1,014 ft (309 m)
 • Total 2,937
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,144.86/sq mi (442.07/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s) 336
FIPS code 37-58360
GNIS feature ID 0993810

Rural Hall is a town in Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. It is a part of the Piedmont Triad. The population was 2,937 at the 2010 census. The town has one public park: Covington Memorial Park.


Rural Hall is located in northern Forsyth County at 36°13′56″N 80°17′37″W / 36.23222°N 80.29361°W / 36.23222; -80.29361 (36.232337, -80.293743). It is bordered to the south by the city of Winston-Salem, and the village of Tobaccoville is to the west. Downtown Winston-Salem is 12 miles (19 km) to the south via North Carolina Highway 66 and U.S. Route 52.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Rural Hall has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.4 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.32%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 1,336
1990 1,652 23.7%
2000 2,464 49.2%
2010 2,937 19.2%
2019 (est.) 3,264 11.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Rural Hall racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 2,017 60.19%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 678 20.23%
Native American 14 0.42%
Asian 19 0.57%
Pacific Islander 2 0.06%
Other/Mixed 188 5.61%
Hispanic or Latino 433 12.92%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,351 people, 1,360 households, and 857 families residing in the town.


The earliest settler apparently was Ludwig Bitting, former Hessian soldier in British General Cornwallis's army, who liked the area when passing through and returned after the American Revolution to settle. His descendants still live in the county. Another early settler was Johann Adam Geiger (Kiger) who donated 102 acres (0.41 km2) to the Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church, which still serves the community today. The town developed after the Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Railroad erected a station in 1887.

Rural Hall now is the operational center of the Yadkin Valley Railroad, and many of the Yadkin Valley locomotives can be found idling there when not working.

The Rural Hall Depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

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