Greensboro, North Carolina, population 223891(2003), was settled in 1749 and incorporated in 1829. It is the seat of Guilford County, in north central, NC.
Guilford County has quite a past – and you are invited to visit it! Greensboro Historical Museum boasts 12 galleries and two restored houses showcasing the times that history was influenced by Greensboro. In1960, Greensboro Sit-Ins vitalized a nation. Dolley Madison, one of our nation’s most beloved first ladies, was from the New Garden area of Greensboro. A style setter (her turbans were copied across Europe), and an accomplished hostess, Dolley Madison is most frequently remembered for her courage. While the British burned Washington during the War of 1812, Dolley personally saved many state papers as well as a renowned portrait of George Washington, during the War of 1812. Another native who is remembered at the Greensboro Historical Museum, is O. Henry, who invented a new genre of the American short story. Model T travel, world-class collection of Civil War firearms, and an exciting exhibit of furniture created by Piedmont craftsmen, are only some of the wonders there. Edward R. Murrow was also born in Greensboro.
Guilford Courthouse, the site of the Revolutionary War battle of Guilford Courthouse is a national military park. The Natural Science Center of Greensboro offers a zoo, a Gem and Mineral Gallery, a dinosaur exhibit, and a planetarium.
Educational institutions in Greensboro, include the Univ. of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro College, Guilford College, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State Univ., Brookstone College, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital School Of Radiation Technology, and Bennett College. Wake Forest University is an easy commute of about 32 miles.
The community is well served by Piedmont Triad Int. Airport and AIR HARBOR. Easy access by state road, high employment statistics and a diversified economy make this a very desirable place to live.
Employment industries in Greensboro:
- Service: 26.7%
- Manufacturing: 18.6%
- Retail Trade: 18.2%
- Government: 11%
Championship golf courses, specialty stores, and boutique shopping – all in North Carolina’s beautiful, temperate Heartland.
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