Kernersville, incorporated in 1871, is OUR STATE magazine's featured Tar Heel town of the month. The Forsyth County town traces its history back to 1745, when William Dobson, a wealthy Irish immigrant, built an inn and store on the present site. The economy of the town was tied to tobacco, furniture, and textiles in the 20th-century, but those industries have declined. Today the town is home to 12 motor freight companies and over two dozen small manufacturing companies. One of the interesting sites to visit is the home Jule Korner built in Kernersville in 1880. Dubbed \"Korner's Folly,\" the red brick building stands 100 feet high, has seven stories, and is a wonder of opulence, oddity, detail, and combined architectural styles. The 22-room mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other points of interest are the Pegg House Tea Room, Honeybee Festival, and the Kernersville Little Theater.