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North Carolina native Joseph Winston, for whom Winston-Salem is named, was an important leader of the Revolutionary war and politician of early America. Thrice elected to Congress, Winston was a liberal humanitarian and a well-respected Jeffersonian who was against a standing military and for a limited government.
Following the Great Wagon Road and the Great Indian Trading Path, settlers began moving into the Piedmont shortly before the Revolution. Despite Indian warfare and the Regulator conflict, the best land was occupied by farms and towns by the 1770s.