Augustus Fogle

Augustus FogleTerms Served

  • July 1868 to May 1873
  • November 1876 to May 1878  
  • May 1888 to May 1889

Accomplishments in Office

During his first term as mayor, Fogle completed a city census for the first time since incorporation and found the population of Salem to be 905. A new and more efficient water system was built for which the town paid $500.

Personal Life

Fogle was a furniture maker by trade specializing in church pulpits. For 18 years he was Steward of Salem Academy and from 1878 to 1884, Sheriff of Forsyth County. He also held positions as Coroner and Justice of the Peace.

Upon his death, he was buried in a coffin he had made himself.