- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Established
October 19, 1874 FORSYTH, North Carolina Economy, Urban-Life/Boosterism
The 1870's was the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in North Carolina. North Carolina has been dubbed Tobacco Land' because of the defining industry in the state of the manufacture of tobacco. On October 19, 1874 Richard J. Reynolds purchased a 300 ft lot of property in Winston-Salem, NC and established the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company where he began to manufacture tobacco. Other companies...