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Encyclopedia > Greensboro, North Carolina
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Nickname: Gate City
Location in North Carolina
Location in North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°4′48″N 79°49′10″W / 36.08, -79.81944
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Guilford
Government
 - Mayor Keith Holliday
 - Mayor-elect Yvonne J. Johnson.
Area
 - City 109.3 sq mi (283.0 km²)
 - Land 104.7 sq mi (271.2 km²)
 - Water 4.5 sq mi (11.8 km²)
Elevation 873 ft (266 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 223,891
 - Density 2,138.3/sq mi (1/km²)
 - Metro 1,513,576 (2,004 est.)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 336
FIPS code 37-28000GR2
GNIS feature ID 1020557GR3

Greensboro (IPA: /ˈɡriːnzbəroʊ/[citation needed]) is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is the largest city in Guilford County and the largest in the Piedmont Triad region. Greensboro is the name of some places in the United States of America: Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro, Alabama Greensboro, Florida Greensboro, Georgia Greensboro, Maryland Greensboro, Pennsylvania Greensboro, Vermont Category: ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Greensboro_Flag. ... Image File history File links Gboroseal. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Adapted from Wikipedias NC county maps by Seth Ilys. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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List of North Carolina counties: Alamance County Alexander County Alleghany County Anson County Ashe County Avery County Beaufort County Bertie County Bladen County Brunswick County Buncombe County Burke County Cabarrus County Caldwell County Camden County Carteret County Caswell County Catawba County Chatham County Cherokee County Chowan County Clay County Cleveland... Guilford County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 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Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Guilford County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... The Piedmont Triad, Triad, or North Carolina Triad is a region of North Carolina in the Piedmont that consists of the area centered around the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, and Burlington. ...


As of the 2000 census, the city population was 223,891, making it the third most populous city in North Carolina. Its estimated 2006 population is 240,955. The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It is located at the intersection of two major interstate highways (I-85 and I-40) in the Piedmont ("foot of the mountains") region in central North Carolina. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 85 Interstate 85 (abbreviated I-85) is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 40 Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... The James River winds its way among piedmont hills in central Virginia. ...


In 1808, Greensborough (as it was spelled before 1895) was planned around a central courthouse square to replace Guilford Court House as the county seat. This act moved the county courts closer to the geographical center of the county, a location more easily reached by a greater number of the county's citizens. Guilford Court House, North Carolina, was the county seat of Guilford County before being replaced by Greensboro. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ...


In 2003, the previous Greensboro - Winston-Salem - High Point metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was re-defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget resulting in the formation of the Greensboro-High Point MSA and the Winston-Salem MSA. The 2006 population estimate for the Greensboro-High Point MSA was 685,378. The Greensboro - Winston-Salem - High Point combined statistical area (CSA), popularly referred to as the Piedmont Triad, had an estimated population of 1,513,576 in 2006. Source: US Bureau of the Census, Released April 2007 Winston-Salem is a city located in Forsyth County, North Carolina. ... Nickname: Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Guilford, Davidson, Randolph, Forsyth Government  - Mayor Rebecca Smothers Area  - Total 95. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ... The Piedmont Triad, Triad, or North Carolina Triad is a region of North Carolina in the Piedmont that consists of the area centered around the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, and Burlington. ...

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History

A statue of Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene

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Early history

The city was named for Major General Nathanael Greene, commander of the American forces at the Battle of Guilford Court House on March 15, 1781.,[1] The Americans lost that battle but the Pyrrhic victory slowed Cornwallis' British forces enough to allow the Americans to prepare to defeat them at the Battle of Yorktown, where the British were forced to surrender on October 19, 1781, after a 20-day siege, thus ending the American Revolution. Historian David McCullough considers Nathanael Greene to be "the best general" in the American military during the Revolution, including George Washington.[2] Charles Willson Peale painted a portrait of General Greene from life in 1783, which was then copied several times by C.W. Peale and his son, Rembrandt Peale. ... Combatants United States Britain Commanders Nathanael Greene Lord Cornwallis Strength 4,400 1,900 Casualties 79 killed 185 wounded 1,046 missing Total: 1,310 93 killed 413 wounded 26 missing Total: 532 The Battle of Guilford Court House was a battle fought on March 15, 1781 inside the present... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A Pyrrhic victory is a victory with devastating cost to the victor. ... Cornwallis redirects here. ... Combatants Britain Colonial America France Commanders Charles Cornwallis George Washington Comte de Rochambeau Strength 7,500 8,845 Americans 7,800 French Casualties 156 killed 326 wounded 7,018 captured Americans: 20 killed, 56 wounded French: 52 killed, 134 wounded The Battle of Yorktown (1781) was a victory by a... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen...


Greensboro was established near the geographic center of Guilford County, on land that was "an unbroken forest with thick undergrowth of huckleberry bushes, that bore a finely flavored fruit."[3] Property for the future village was purchased for $98, and three north-south streets (Greene, Elm, Davie) were laid out intersecting with three east-west streets (Gaston, Market, Sycamore).[4] The courthouse stood at the center of the intersection of Elm and Market streets. By 1821, the town contained 369 residents.


In the early 1840s, Greensboro was selected by the state government at the request of then Governor Morehead whose estate, Blandwood is located in Greensboro, to be included on a railroad line. The city grew substantially in size and soon became known as the Gate City due to its role as a transportation hub for the state.[5] The railroads transported goods to and from textile mills, which grew up with their own mill villages around the city. Many of these businesses remained in the city until the 21st century, when many of them went bankrupt, reorganized, and/or merged with other companies. Greensboro remains as a major textile headquarters city with the main offices of International Textile Group (Cone, Burlington Industries), Galey & Lord, Unifi, and VF Corporation (Wrangler, Lee, North Face, Vanity Fair). Rail traffic continues as Greensboro is a major North Carolina freight hub, and four Amtrak passenger trains stop in Greensboro daily on the main Norfolk Southern line between Washington and New Orleans by way of Atlanta. // First use of general anesthesia in an operation, by Crawford Long The first electrical telegraph sent by Samuel Morse on May 24, 1844 from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.. First signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) on February 6, 1840 at Waitangi, Northland New Zealand. ... Gov. ... A. J. Davis designed Tuscan Villa Blandwood is the restored home of two-term North Carolina governor John Motley Morehead (1841-1844) in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... For other uses, see Textile (disambiguation). ... VF Corporation NYSE: VFC is an American apparel corporation. ... At the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, a wrangler is a student who has completed the third year (called Part II) of the Mathematical Tripos with first-class honours. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Title-page to Vanity Fair, drawn by Thackeray, who furnished the illustrations for many of his earlier editions Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray that satirizes society in early 19th-century England. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Norfolk Southern Corporation (AAR reporting mark NS) NYSE: NSC is a US publicly-traded stock corporation based in Norfolk, Virginia. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...

A Picture of Blandwood Mansion, an Alexander Jackson Davis designed Tuscan Villa

Though the city developed slowly, early wealth generated from cotton trade and merchandising led to the construction of several notable buildings. The earliest building, later named Blandwood Mansion and Gardens, built in 1795. Additions to this residence in 1846 designed by Alexander Jackson Davis of New York City made the house an influential landmark in the nation as America's earliest Tuscan Villa. [6] Other significant estates followed, including "Dunleith" designed by Samuel Sloan, Bellemeade, and the Bumpass-Troy House (now operated as an inn). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1800x1200, 491 KB)Blandwood Mansion, Greensboro, NC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1800x1200, 491 KB)Blandwood Mansion, Greensboro, NC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A. J. Davis designed Tuscan Villa Blandwood is the restored home of two-term North Carolina governor John Motley Morehead (1841-1844) in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. ... The Federal Customs House (now Federal Hall, New York City, with Ithiel Town, 1833 – 42 Alexander Jackson Davis (A.J. Davis) (New York City July 24, 1803 – January 14, 1892) was the most successful and influential American architect of his generation. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...

Civil War and Reconstruction

The city played an important role in politics at the end of the Civil War. During the closing days of the conflict, the Confederate Cabinet had evacuated the Confederate Capital, Richmond, Virginia on their way south. The group reassembled in Greensboro on April 11, and for five days, Greensboro served as the temporary capital of the Confederacy.[7] At nearly the same time, Governor Zebulon B. Vance fled the capital of North Carolina in anticipation of the arrival of Union General Sherman.[8] During the brief period beginning on April 16, 1865, the capital of North Carolina was temporarily maintained in Greensboro.[9][10] Governor Vance proclaimed the North Carolina Surrender Declaration on April 28, 1865.[11] Later, Vance turned himself over to Union officials in the parlor of Blandwood Mansion. In the words of historian Blackwell Robinson, "Greensboro witnessed not only the demise of the Confederacy but also that of the old civil government of the state" of North Carolina. [12] is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Zebulon Baird Vance (May 13, 1830--April 14, 1894) was an American Civil War hero and three-time Governor of North Carolina. ... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ...


Industrialization and growth

In the 1890s, the city continued to attract attention from northern industrialists, including Moses and Ceasar Cone.[13] The Cones, of Jewish faith from Baltimore, established large scale textile plants, growing Greensboro from a village to a city within a decade. By 1900, Greensboro was considered a center of the Southern textile industry, with large scale factories producing denim, flannel, and overalls.[14] Prosperity brought to the city through textiles resulted in the construction of notable twentieth century civic architecture, included the Guilford County Courthouse, West Market Street Methodist Church by S. W. Faulk, several buildings designed by Frank A. Weston, and UNCG's Main Building designed by Orlo Epps. During the twentieth century, Greensboro expanded in wealth and population. Rapid growth led to construction of grand commercial and civic buildings many of which remain standing today, designed by hometown architects Charles Hartmann and Harry Barton. Other notable industries became established in the city, including Vicks Cemical Co, Carolina Steel Corporation, and Pomona Terra Cotta Works. [15] During this period of growth, Greensboro experiences an acute housing shortage. Builders sought to maintain a construction goal of 80 to 100 affordable housing units per year in order to provide homes for workers. [16] Greensboro's real estate was considered "the wonder of the state" during the 1920s. Growth continued through the Great Depression, as Greensboro added an estimated 200 families a year to its population.[17] The city earned a reputation as a well-planned community, with a strong emphasis on education, parks, and a profitable employment base. The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a public university in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA and is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ...


As Greensboro evolved into one of North Carolina's chief cities, changes began to occur within its traditional social structure. On February 1, 1960, four black college students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College sat down at an all-white Woolworths lunch counter, and refused to leave when they were denied service. Hundreds of others soon joined in this sit-in, which lasted for several months. Such protests quickly spread across the South, ultimately leading to the desegregation of Woolworths and other chains. The original Woolworths counter and stools now sit in the Smithsonian, but a Sit-In Museum is being built in the old Woolworths building where the event actually occurred. (As of May 2007, efforts to finally open the International Civil Rights Museum have been postponed due to budget constraints.) is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Greensboro Sit-Ins. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Foot Locker Inc NYSE: FL (formerly Z) is a United States company specialising in athletic footwear and clothing. ... A sit-in or sit-down is a form of direct action that involves one or more persons nonviolently occupying an area for protest, often to promote political, social, or economic change. ... Desegregation is the process of ending racial segregation, most commonly used in reference to the United States. ... The Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle on the National Mall serves as the Institutions headquarters. ...


Prosperity brought new levels of development involving nationally and internationally known architects. Walter Gropius designed a factory building in the city in 1944[18]. Greensboro-based Ed Loewenstein contributed designs for projects throughout the region. Eduardo Catalano, and George Matsumoto both brought designs to the city that challenged North Carolinians with modernist architectural concepts and forms. Walter Adolph Georg Gropius (May 18, 1883 – July 5, 1969) was a German architect and founder of Bauhaus. ... Floralis generica, a big moving sculpture by Eduardo Catalano intended to be an icon of Buenos Aires Eduardo Catalano is an Argentinian architect who practiced architecture from the mid 1900s until 1995. ...


In spite of this period of progress, old wounds had yet to heal. On November 3, 1979, members of the Communist Workers Party were holding an anti-Ku Klux Klan rally, when a group of KKK and neo-Nazis caravaned into the Morningside Heights neighborhood in which the rally was being convened and ambushed the protest. Four local TV stations filmed the event as it happened. The Klansmen/Nazis (members of the recently created United Racist Front) allegedly were given directions and a parade permit by an undercover agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms who attended Klan meetings and, it is believed, acted as the final impetus toward a showdown.[citation needed] The alleged actions of the BATF agent, as well as the evidence of other government informers who worked with the Klan at the time, have led to allegations of city/state/federal wrongdoing by members of the CWP.[citation needed] Although a pistol was probably fired by a CWP organizer (allegedly into the air) and the Klan caravan was beaten with sticks prior to stopping, only anti-Klan protesters were hurt.[citation needed] Five CWP members were killed and seven were wounded and television footage of the event was shown across the nation. This event is known as the Greensboro massacre. The Klansmen/Nazis were all acquitted by an all-white jury in two separate criminal trials. In 1985, a civil suit found the five police and two individuals liable for $350,000 in damages, to be paid to the Greensboro Justice Fund. is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The Communist Workers Party (CWP) was a Maoist group in the United States. ... Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ... The terms Neo-Nazism and Neo-Fascism refer to any social or political movement to revive Nazism or Fascism, respectively, and postdates the Second World War. ... The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE or ATFE) is a law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice. ... The Greensboro massacre occurred on November 3, 1979 in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. ...


Neighborhoods

See also: Greensboro neighborhoods
Typical nineteenth-century residence in College Hill

Greensboro's earliest neighborhood is College Hill, located between West Market Street and Spring Garden Street in and around Greensboro College. The following is a list of neighborhoods, districts, and other places located in the city of Greensboro, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2112 × 2816 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2112 × 2816 pixel, file size: 1. ...

Southside Neighborhood in downtown Greensboro

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The Aycock and Fisher Park neighborhoods followed, established in 1895 and 1901 respectively. The Aycock neighborhood features large Queen Anne residences of the turn-of-the-twentieth century, as well as foursquares, Craftsman, and Colonial Revival styles.


Irving Park, developed in 1911 around the golf course of the Greensboro Country Club, was modelled on nearby Pinehurst by designer John Nolan. The prestigious neighborhood includes large homes on ample lots, and remains popular today. Photo of the Carolina Hotel, the largest and primary hotel on the Pinehurst Resort grounds. ...


Urbanization in Greensboro during the early twentieth century was heavily influenced by the popularity of the automobile, which enabled citizens to live far from the city core in surroundings that were remarkably rural in character. A series of "streetcar suburbs" were established, including Latham Park, Sunset Hills, Lindley Park, Hamilton Lakes, Starmount, Rankin, O. Henry Oaks, and Glenwood. Some of these neighborhoods include public neighborhood parks, others include private parks or no parks at all. Recent additions to the city include sprawling large-scale planned unit developments such as Adams Farm, Lake Jeanette, The Cardinal, New Irving Park, and Reedy Fork Ranch.


Sister cities

Greensboro enjoys "sister city" status with two cities to foster international friendship and cooperation.[19] This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ...

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Geography and climate

Greensboro is located at 36°4′48″N, 79°49′10″W (36.079868, -79.819416).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 283.0 km² (109.2 mi²). 271.2 km² (104.7 mi²) of it is land and 11.8 km² (4.5 mi²) of it (4.16%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Greensboro enjoys gently rolling hills and is midway between the mountains of North Carolina and its beaches to the east. A view of the city from its highest building—the Lincoln Financial tower—reveals that the town is populated with large numbers of green trees, giving perhaps another dimension to its name. The town is well-situated in terms of travel, with Interstates 40, 85, and the soon-to-be-built I-73 passing through its borders. Interstate 73 (abbreviated I-73) is a main route of the Interstate Highway System, currently located entirely within the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Avg high temp [°F (°C)] 48 (9) 51 (11) 60 (16) 70 (21) 78 (26) 84 (29) 88 (31) 86 (30) 80 (27) 70 (21) 60 (16) 50 (10)
69 (21)
Avg low temp [°F (°C)] 28 (-2) 30 (-1) 37 (3) 46 (8) 55 (13) 63 (17) 67 (19) 66 (19) 59 (15) 47 (8) 37 (3) 30 (-1)
47 (8)
Rainfall [mm (in.)] 84 (3.3) 84 (3.3) 97 (3.8) 81 (3.2) 91 (3.6) 97 (3.8) 112 (4.4) 104 (4.1) 84 (3.3) 86 (3.4) 74 (2.9) 81 (3.2)
1074 (42.3)
Snowfall [mm (in.)] 79 (3.1) 64 (2.5) 43 (1.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (0.1) 30 (1.2)
218 (8.6)
Source: Weatherbase

Demographics

Historical populations
Census
year
Population

1870 497
1880 2,105
1890 3,317
1900 10,035
1910 15,895
1920 19,861
1930 53,569
1940 59,319
1950 74,389
1960 119,574
1970 144,076
1980 155,642
1990 183,894
2000 223,891
2006 240,955
2007 244,610

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 223,891 people, 92,394 households, and 53,958 families residing in the city. The population density was 825.6/km² (2,138.3/mi²). There were 99,305 housing units at an average density of 366.2/km² (948.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 55.49% White, 37.40% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 2.84% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.08% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. 4.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 92,394 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.6% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.94. Matrimony redirects here. ...


The age distribution is 22.3% under the age of 18, 14.1% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $39,661, and the median income for a family was $50,192. Males had a median income of $34,681 versus $26,797 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,986. About 8.6% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Asians

About 4,000 Vietnamese have resettled in the Greensboro area since 1979 as refugees or secondary migrants. They are a diverse population culturally, ethnically, and religiously, and not organized through any broad based structure. The Montagnards (French for "mountain people") are people from a number of different tribes from the Highlands of Vietnam. They had been isolated mountain farmers and hunter-gatherers until the Vietnam War when the US government recruited them as front line soldiers for the US Army Special Forces. About 5,000 have now settled in Guilford County making it the largest Montagnard community outside Vietnam. Over 1000 live in the Charlotte and Raleigh areas combined. A few hundred Nung, a tribal group from northern Vietnam, have been resettled here too and are often grouped with the Montagnard tribes. The total Montagnard population for the state is approaching 7,000 people. In the early 1980s, the first Cambodian refugees were resettled in Greensboro. A stable community of about 60 large families representing about 500 people are closely affiliated with the Greensboro Buddhist Center. An additional 800 Cambodians live around the Triad including a large concentration in nearby Davidson County. Greensboro was not an initial resettlement site for Laotians. However, since the mid 1980s many families came as secondary migrants from other states, and now the Laotian population is stabilized at about 1000 people. A few families of hill tribe refugees from Laos, mostly Hmong, live in Guilford County plus over 50 college students at UNCG. Other hill tribe populations from Laos in Guilford include approximately 200 Khmu refugees as well as small groups of other tribes. About 2,000 Korean immigrants, many well established, are represented in Guilford County. The local Chinese Association, comprised primarily of mainland Chinese, has a few hundred members. Ethnic Chinese here number in the thousands. The Degar (referred to by French colonists as Montagnard) are the indigenous peoples of the central highlands of Vietnam. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... Davidson County is the name of several counties in the United States: Davidson County, North Carolina Davidson County, Tennessee This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Language(s) Hmong/Mong Religion(s) Shamanism, Buddhism, Christianity, others The terms Hmong (IPA:) and Mong () both refer to an Asian ethnic group in the mountainous regions of southern China. ... Khmu can refer to: Khmu language Khmu people This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


An Indian immigrant population estimated at 2000 is well established in the Guilford area and has a long history here. Many are connected with university and medical communities and have multiple community organizations. There are an estimated 600 Pakistanis living in Guilford County. There are estimates of over 1,000 Palestinians in the Guilford County area, and additional thousands in the greater Triad. Many came after the war in 1967. A few hundred Israeli nationals have also come to the Triad, particularly in international business positions. The Palestinian flag, adopted in 1948, is a widely recognized modern symbol of the Palestinian people. ...


Africans

There are close to 15,000 people from many of the 54 African nations living in Guilford County, but no official population numbers are available because the census categorizes these people as African-American or Black. They come from Christian, Muslim, and traditional religious orientations and represent numerous tribal affiliations. About 10 percent of Guilford County's African population are refugees. The African Services Coalition, a nonprofit organization composed of representatives from different African communities, seeks to foster cooperation between the various communities. Some communities have roots at NC A&T State University that go back to the sixties when the university was recognized as a valuable educational resource by developing countries. The Nigerian population is an older, well-established community believed to be the largest African community in Guilford County with about 3,500 people, including second and third generations. This group reflects a variety of religious and tribal traditions. Many of the Nigerians in Guilford County first lived in New York, New Jersey or Washington D.C, and settled in Guilford County after obtaining official status. Guilford County has a long-term, multigenerational Ghanaian population consisting of approximately 450 people. The few new arrivals are mostly international students at area universities, or friends and family members of previous residents. A well established population of 800 people of Sierra Leonese ancestry has made Guilford County their home. This population has either stayed the same or decreased because the temporary protective status that used to be available to some immigrants from this area has been ended.


The Sudanese population is a diverse population, and most have come to Guilford County within the last five years and are currently more than 2,700 people. Many are fleeing the long-standing war in this largest country of Africa. A group of young Sudanese from the south, commonly referred to as the "Lost Boys", have been recently resettled as refugees. Most Sudanese, however, are Muslims from the north. In the last year, many have become citizens, which has allowed people to bring family members from Sudan, leading to a population increase of several hundred in the last year.


There are approximately 400 refugees from Somalia who have arrived in the last six years, including Benadir from the city of Mogadishu and newly arriving refugees from the Bantu tribe. There are an estimated 1,200 Liberians settled in Guilford County. This population includes some refugees who are recent arrivals, and others who have lived in Guilford County for many years. In the last couple of years, a few hundred Liberian refugees who had been living in refugee camps in the Ivory Coast and Ghana have been resettled in Guilford County. Côte dIvoire (often called Ivory Coast in English; see below about the name) is a country in West Africa. ...


Eastern Europeans

Settlers have also arrived from Eastern Europe. From the former Yugoslavia (including Bosnia, Serbia, and Croatia, and others from former Yugoslavia that have been arriving since 1994 as refugees. There are around 2,000 people who have been resettled here. Greensboro has been a resettlement site in the last few years for approximately 250 Russian and Ukrainian refugees, most of them Jewish. In the last few years a few families totaling less than 200 people have been resettled in Guilford as refugees. Some others have come as secondary migrants. Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in the Latin alphabet, Југославија in Cyrillic; English: South Slavia, or literary The Land of South Slavs) describes three political entities that existed one at a time on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe, during most of the 20th century. ...


Latin Americans

The Hispanic/Latino population poses some of the greatest opportunities and challenges for acculturation. They are at the core of the North Carolina economic boom of the nineties as farm, factory, and construction workers. They now have young children born here who are US citizens, growing up as bilingual and bicultural North Carolinians. According to the 2002 and 2003 estimates of Latino population in Guilford County published by Faith Action Inc, there was a 4% increase in Latino population between those years, and in 2003 the population was 26,981. Though there were not follow up studies using this method, we can estimate that if population continued to increase by 4% annually, the current Latino population would be approximately 29,182. Other studies indicate the rate of increase may be even more. This dramatic Hispanic/Latino increase is sufficient to move Guilford County and much of North Carolina into becoming a bilingual and bicultural state.


The predominant immigrant population across North Carolina is a growing and diverse Hispanic/Latino population. Over two thirds of these immigrants are from Mexico, though it is thought that all 26 countries are represented. Most Hispanic/Latinos have arrived since 1990. Growth is expected to continue as long as economic opportunities prevail. For more information on the diversity of Greensboro, visit The Center for New North Carolinians


Economy

Downtown Greensboro
Downtown Greensboro
Dixie Building
Shops Plaza
Shops Plaza

Greensboro is the location of the corporate headquarters of the Honda Aircraft Company, Lorillard Tobacco Company, VF Corporation, Volvo Trucks of North America, RF Micro Devices, and the International Textile Group. Jefferson-Pilot Life was based in Greensboro until it merged with Lincoln Financial Group; the corporate headquarters of the combined company are now in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, Greensboro remains a "center of operations" for the company's life insurance business.[20] Although traditionally associated with the textile, furniture, and tobacco industries, Greensboro leaders are attempting to attract new businesses in the nanotech, high-tech and transportation/logistics fields. A small chain of fast food restaurants known as Cook Out has its corporate headquarters in Greensboro. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Honda Aircraft Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Honda Motor Company that has developed the prototype HondaJet and is slated to manufacture and market the production version of the aircraft. ... Lorillard Tobacco Company is an American tobacco company which holds a significant share of the American tobacco market. ... VF Corporation NYSE: VFC is an American apparel corporation. ... Volvo Trucks, a Swedish truck manufacturer, owned by Volvo, is the Worlds second largest heavy-duty truck brand. ... RF Micro Devices (NASDAQ: RFMD) is a manufacturer of integrated circuits, founded in Greensboro, NC in 1991 by William J. Pratt, Powell T. Seymour and Jerry D. Neal[1]. Their products are used in telecommunications, Wireless LAN, GPS, Bluetooth and cable modems[2]. ^ Neal, Jerry D. with Bledsoe, Jerry (2005). ... International Textile Group (ITG) is a privately-owned diversified U.S. fabric maker. ... Lincoln Financial is a United States financial advice corporation. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Cook Out is a fast food restaurant chain in North Carolina. ...


Downtown

Downtown Greensboro has experienced new construction over the past several years with new developments such as NewBridge Bank Park, and numerous condominiums, apartments and townhomes. The Southside neighborhood in downtown examplifies this reinvestment as a formerly economically depressed neighborhood has been redeveloped into an award-winning neotraditional neighborhood. Many architectural styles are present resembling architecture from cities such as Charleston and New Orleans.[21] Downtown has also seen a dramatic change in nightlife with the opening of numerous nightclubs, bars and restaurants. In 2006, Elon University opened a law school in center city. Downtown attractions include: the Carolina Theater, Triad Stage (Pyrle Gibson Theater), Blandwood Mansion, International Civil Rights Museum, Center-City Park, NewBridge Bank Park, Greensboro Historical Museum, Greensboro Cultural Center, the Greensboro Children's Museum, and the Center City Park. One project under construction is the International Civil Rights Museum, which is to be located in the former space of the Woolworths where the first sit-ins were held. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Central business district. ... NewBridge Bank Park (formerly First Horizon Park) is a minor league baseball park opened in Spring 2005 by the Greensboro Grasshoppers of the South Atlantic League. ... Elon University is a private, liberal arts university located in Elon, North Carolina. ... The Carolina Theatre is an historic landmark in downtown Durham, North Carolina. ... A. J. Davis designed Tuscan Villa Blandwood is the restored home of two-term North Carolina governor John Motley Morehead (1841-1844) in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. ... The International Civil Rights Center and Museum is a museum, currently under construction, in Greensboro, North Carolina. ... NewBridge Bank Park (formerly First Horizon Park) is a minor league baseball park opened in Spring 2005 by the Greensboro Grasshoppers of the South Atlantic League. ...


Fed Ex

In 1998, Fed Ex chose to build and operate a $300 million Mid-Atantic air-cargo package-sorting hub located at Piedmont Triad International Airport after fierce competition for the hub among other regions in North Carolina and South Carolina. Greensboro was chosen because of its central location and Interstate highway infrastructure. After the announcement of the hub opening, the project faced court battles concerning noise and pollution from neighborhood nearby the planned Fed Ex site. The neighborhoods lost their battles and the hub is expected to open by 2009. The hub is expect to attract thousands of jobs to the Greensboro area and build on the city's effort in becoming a major transportation, distribution and logistics hub in the Southeast. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Federal Express was a passenger train operated on the Poughkeepsie Bridge Route. ... Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO, ICAO: KGSO, FAA LID: GSO) (commonly referred to as PTIA or just PTI) is an airport just west of Greensboro, serving Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem in North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... The Federal Express was a passenger train operated on the Poughkeepsie Bridge Route. ...


Honda Aircraft Company

In February of 2007, Honda Aircraft Company announced that they will build a multi-million dollar jet factory and world headquarters at Piedmont Triad International Airport. The company will be developing the new Honda Jet and the first planes will roll out in 2010. In 2001, the test flight for the jet took place at Piedmont Triad International Airport and that close relationship with Greensboro combined with the transportation infrastructure and planned Fed Ex hub was the reason the company chose Greensboro. Honda Aircraft Company will bring 300 jobs to Greensboro with an average salary of $76,000 a year. The Honda Aircraft Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Honda Motor Company that has developed the prototype HondaJet and is slated to manufacture and market the production version of the aircraft. ... Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO, ICAO: KGSO, FAA LID: GSO) (commonly referred to as PTIA or just PTI) is an airport just west of Greensboro, serving Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem in North Carolina. ... Honda unveiled this six seat, twin-engine plane on July 28, 2005 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at the Oshkosh Airshow. ... Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO, ICAO: KGSO, FAA LID: GSO) (commonly referred to as PTIA or just PTI) is an airport just west of Greensboro, serving Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem in North Carolina. ... The Federal Express was a passenger train operated on the Poughkeepsie Bridge Route. ... The Honda Aircraft Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Honda Motor Company that has developed the prototype HondaJet and is slated to manufacture and market the production version of the aircraft. ...

Downtown at night
Downtown at night

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Education

Institutes of higher education

Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina is one of two remaining African American womens colleges in the United States. ... Greensboro College is a four year, independent, coeducational institution located in Greensboro, North Carolina and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. ... Guilford College is a small, private, four-year liberal arts college in Greensboro, North Carolina originally founded by the Religious Society of Friends (the Quakers). ... Located in North Carolina, Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) is a two-year accredited community college in Guilford County. ... The Elon University School of Law is an American law school located in Greensboro, North Carolina, occupying the former downtown public library building. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is an American public university in Greensboro, North Carolina and is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system. ...

For-profit universities

ECPI College of Technology ECPI College of Technology is an on-campus (Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina) and online private college providing degree and diploma programs and graduate employment services. ... DeVry University and DeVry Institute of Technology are divisions of Devry Inc. ... Strayer University, formerly Strayer College of Washington, D. C., is a private, for-profit educational institution. ...

Boarding schools

The American Hebrew Academy (AHA) opened on September 10, 2001 in Greensboro, North Carolina, as Americas first and only liberal, coeducational, pluralistic Jewish boarding school. ... Oak Ridge Military Academy (ORMA) is a military school located in northwestern Guilford County, North Carolina. ...

Private education

Greensboro Day School is an independent, non-sectarian school located in Greensboro, North Carolina. ... New Garden Friends School is a private Quaker school in Greensboro, North Carolina. ...

Public education

See also: Guilford County Schools

High Schools and Middle Colleges Guilford County Schools is the 3rd largest School District in North Carolina. ...

Walter Hines Page High School is located in Greensboro, North Carolina. ... Grimsley High School is one of the oldest institutions of public secondary education in Greensboro, North Carolina, part of the Guilford County Schools system (it was originally part of the Greensboro Public Schools System before the two merged), founded in 1899. ... Eastern Guilford High School is a school located in Gibsonville, North Carolina. ... Western Guilford High School is located in Greensboro, North Carolina, and is part of the Guilford County School system. ... // The Early College at Guilford (ECG) is an advanced placement honors school with approximately 200 students. ... Northwest Guilford High School is a public high school in Guilford County, North Carolina. ... Southern Guilford High School was founded in 1973 in the Sumner area of Guilford County, North Carolina. ... Northeast Guilford High School (NEHS) is located in north eastern Guilford County, North Carolina. ... Southeast Guilford High School is located in the armpit of America, off U.S. Route 421. ... Southwest Guilford High School is a secondary school in High Point, North Carolina, United States, established in 1979. ...

Attractions

  • The Bog Garden is accessed by an elevated boardwalk that comprises a half-mile of the 1.06 miles of trails that wind through the Bog Garden. Along the Bog Garden trails are found an array of wetland flora, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers and bush species that thrive in wetland ecosystems. The Bog Garden also provides a place for viewing wetland wildlife, such as migratory and indigenous birds.
  • Bicentennial Garden was developed in 1976 to commemorate the United States' national bicentennial. It contains 1.25 miles of paved trails that showcase scenic vistas and a variety of seasonal and annual plants, flowers, and shrubs. Outdoor sculptures provides aesthetic and historic interest. There is also a pavilion available for outdoor weddings.
  • Greensboro Center City Park, a new park that opened on December 1, 2006, occupies a half city block adjacent to the Greensboro Cultural Center. Sponsored by Action Greensboro and designed by Halvorson Design Partnership of Boston, the park features a fountain as well as works by several North Carolina artists. It is open to the public for day-to-day use and for events and performances.
  • Greensboro Arboretum was completed as a partnership between Greensboro Beautiful and the Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department. It provides citizens with a broad selection of plants for study and enjoyment. This 17-acre site features 12 permanent plant collections and special display gardens, structural features including a fountain, overlook, arbor, gazebo, bridges, and benches.
  • Blandwood Mansion and Gardens was the home of former North Carolina Governor John Motley Morehead. Today it stands as a museum of national architectural and historical significance. It is the earliest example of Tuscan Italianate architecture in the nation, and was designed by New York architect Alexander Jackson Davis.
  • World War Memorial Stadium was one of the nation's oldest continuously used baseball venues before it was abandoned for First Horizon Stadium in 2005. The stadium was constructed in 1926 as a perpetual memorial to lives lost during the first World War. It anchors the Aycock Historic District, and remains used by college ball clubs, amateur leagues, and other special events throughout the year. It was once home to the Greensboro Bats until First Horizon Park was built and the team became the Greensboro Grasshoppers
2006 ACC Tournament Town logo
  • Greensboro Coliseum Complex The Greensboro Coliseum Complex was conceived as, and continues to be a multi-building facility to serve the Citizens of Greensboro and the surrounding area through a broad range of activities, including athletic events, cultural arts, concerts, theater, and other entertainment, educational activities, fairs, exhibits, and public and private events of all kinds, such as conventions, convocations, trade and consumer shows. It is both a primary center of activity for the community as well as one of many resources central to community-wide events. The Greensboro Coliseum Complex has hosted such prestigious events as the ACC Tournament, ECHL and AHL hockey, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship and Starrcade 1983. The Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League called Greensboro home while a new coliseum as being constructed in Raleigh. Since 1959, the Coliseum has featured superstars from Elvis to Usher. It will host the 2010 ACC Basketball Tournaments (men's and women's). The Complex has undergone several major renovations, the latest in 1994, bringing the maximum arena capacity to its current 23,500. There is a proposal underway to build the ACC Hall of Champions and Museum next to the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The ACC was founded in Greensboro in 1953 and is currently headquartered at the Grandover Office Park in south Greensboro.
First Horizon Park
  • NewBridge Bank Park is home of the Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball club. Completed in 2005, it hosts other outdoor events during the summer.
  • GYS Bryan Park Complex with its 17 turf fields is home to Greensboro Youth Soccer and the Greensboro Dynamo
  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park This memorial site commemorates the Battle of Guilford Court House, fought on March 15, 1781. This battle opened the campaign that led to American victory in the Revolutionary War. The British lost a substantial number of troops at the battle, a factor in their surrender at Yorktown seven months later. The site remains largely undeveloped with large stone memorials erected early in the twentieth century to honor the event.
  • The Natural Science Center of Greensboro is a family oriented, hands-on science museum with planetarium. The zoo reopened in summer 2007 after undergoing extensive renovations.
  • Wet N' Wild Emerald Pointe a very popular attraction and is the largest waterpark in the Carolinas.
  • Site of the 1960 Woolworths sit-ins.

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Shopping

Shops at Friendly Center
Shops at Friendly Center

Greensboro is home to a wide variety of retail options from the best known national chains to local boutiques and galleries. Four Seasons Town Centre, located on the city's southwest side off I-40, is a three-level regional mall with anchors, Belk, Dillard's, and JCPenney. Friendly Center, located off Friendly Avenue is an open-air shopping center featuring Belk, Macy's, Sears, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, the nation's largest Harris Teeter supermarket, Old Navy, a multi-plex cinema, and over 100 specialty retailers including Banana Republic, J.Crew and Brooks Brothers. Big-box centers are found primarily on the West Wendover corridor near I-40 and on Battleground Avenue on the city's northwest side. Recently, big-box has been developed at the site of the former Carolina Circle Mall on the city's northeast side and on the city's far south near the new Painter Boulevard (I-85). Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Four Seasons Town Centre is a three story shopping mall in Greensboro, NC. Belk, Dillards and J.C. Penney anchor the mall. ... Interstate 40 is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... Belk, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the United States largest privately held department store chain. ... This article is about a department store chain. ... J. C. Penney Company, Inc. ... Friendly Center is a large, open-air shopping center located in northwestern Greensboro, North Carolina, at the intersection of Wendover Avenue and Friendly Avenue opened in 1958. ... Belk, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the United States largest privately held department store chain. ... This article is about the R. H. Macy & Co. ... Sears, Roebuck and Company is an American mid-range chain of international department stores, founded by Richard Sears and Alvah Roebuck in the late 19th century. ... A typical Barnes & Noble bookstore. ... Harris Teeter is a chain of upscale supermarkets based in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside Charlotte. ... Old Navy is a brand of clothing and chain of stores owned by Gap Inc. ... For other uses, see Banana republic (disambiguation). ... J.Crew is a fully integrated, multi-channel retailer specializing in mens, womens and childrens apparel and accessories. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Carolina Circle Mall was a shopping mall in the northeast section of Greensboro, North Carolina. ...


Sports

Club Sport League Stadium
Greensboro Revolution Indoor football National Indoor Football League (NiFL) Greensboro Coliseum
Greensboro Grasshoppers Baseball South Atlantic League - Northern Division NewBridge Bank Park
Carolina Dynamo Soccer USL Premier Development League (PDL) Macpherson Stadium

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Arts

Carolina Theatre

Greensboro is home to an active and diverse arts community for a city of its size. Venues range for the nationally acclaimed Eastern Music Festival and Weatherspoon Art Museum, to the cutting edge performances of Triad Stage. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Carolinatheatre. ... Image File history File links Carolinatheatre. ...

  • Carolina Theatre The Carolina Theatre is a performing arts facility located in downtown Greensboro since 1927. The facility has been home to the Greensboro Ballet, Community Theatre of Greensboro, the Livestock Players Musical Theatre, Greensboro Youth Symphony and other local performing arts groups since the historic theater was refurbished in the 1990s.
  • City Arts City Arts showcases a variety of musical and theatrical productions by The Livestock Players, Greensboro Children's Theatre, the Music Center, Greensboro Concert Band, Philharmonia of Greensboro, Choral Society of Greensboro, and the Greensboro Youth Chorus. Each group can be heard as part of the OPUS Concert Series and the summer "Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park" series.
  • Community Theatre of Greensboro With over 45 years of experience in presenting Broadway plays and musicals, the CTG features its Studio Theatre in the Greensboro Cultural Center. See non-traditional and original works make their Greensboro debut.
  • Eastern Music Festival Enjoy over 100 summer concerts from symphonic works to chamber music and recitals by professional and talented students from around the world. Venue also includes the Fringe Festival, highlighting alternative music and performances.
  • CafeJAM CafeJAM is a Christian concert venue and youth outreach by EagleRock International Ministries of Greensboro, NC. It was established November 1998, in Archdale, NC and relocated to Greensboro August 2000. CafeJAM attracts several local artists such as As Darkness Fades and Zeteo as well as national artists like Cool Hand Luke and Disciple.
  • Greensboro Ballet and School of Greensboro Ballet A traditional December production of "The Nutcracker" is just one of the many artistic and educational activities offered. The School of Greensboro Ballet is one of a relative few non-profit ballet schools in the country.
  • Cultural Center The Greensboro Cultural Center provides four levels housing 25 visual and performing arts organizations, five art galleries, rehearsal halls, a sculpture garden, privately operated restaurant with outdoor cafe-style seating, and an outdoor amphitheater. Art galleries include African American Atelier, Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro Artists' League Gallery and Gift Shop, Guilford Native American Art Gallery and Mattye Reed African Heritage Center Satellite Gallery.
  • Greensboro Opera Company This well-regarded opera company, founded in October 1981, has experienced solid growth and expansion. Beginning with a very respectable production of Verdi's La Traviata featuring June Anderson, then a rising young New York City Opera soprano, they cautiously expanded from a single fall production of a major opera in the years 1981-89 to adding Sunday matinee performances from 1990-99 when, in response to successive sold out productions of Madame Butterfly and Carmen in 1997 and 1998, a second spring opera with two performances was added, beginning in 1999-2000. The pattern has successfully blended outside and local singers with a full orchestra, manned by members of the Greensboro Symphony, in the pit at their home in Greensboro's War Memorial Auditorium.
  • Greensboro Symphony Orchestra Led by conductor Dmitri Sitkovetsky, the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra has developed a strong reputation among national musical organizations, including continued exposure on NPR's Performance Today. Sitkovetsky began his career as a violin soloist. He focused on the chamber orchestra repertoire when starting out with the European String Orchestra, a superb group of musicians pulled together by Sitkovetsky. GSO performs classical and pops concerts and holds educational programs for young listeners throughout the year.
  • Reed African American Heritage Museum Located at NC A&T State University, the museum houses one of the best collections of African culture in the country. The museum houses over 3,500 art and craft items from more than 30 African nations, New Guinea and Haiti.
  • Triad Stage Triad Stage is a not-for-profit regional theatre company based in Greensboro's downtown historic district. All productions are created in Greensboro using a combination of local and national talent. The theater company has been recognized as ‘One of the 50 Best Regional Theatres in America!’ by New York‘s Drama League, ‘Best Live Theatre’ in Go Triad/News & Record The Rhino Times, and was voted ‘2003 Professional Theater of the Year’ by the North Carolina Theatre Conference.
  • Weatherspoon Art Museum The Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary art in the Southeast. With six galleries, the museum is nationally recognized for its collection of 20th century American art. The permanent collection also includes lithographs and bronzes by Henri Matisse, and art by celebrated masters such as Willem de Kooning, Henry Ossawa Tanner, John Graham, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol.
  • The Flying Anvil, a downtown music club that only remained open for seven months, booked many high quality musical acts that included Man Man, Joanna Newsom, Cat Power, Dar Williams and the Avett Brothers.

Famous natives and residents

Statue of Greensboro native O. Henry in downtown.

Born in Greensboro Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... William Sydney Porter in his thirties O. Henry is the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910). ...

Residents of Greensboro Patrick Barry was born on September 5, 1980. ... Reverend Fr. ... William Joseph Cheek (born June 22, 1979 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is an American speed skater and former inline speed skater. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Levi Coffin Levi Coffin (October 28, 1798–September 16, 1877) was an American Quaker, educator, and abolitionist. ... Quaker redirects here. ... This article is about the abolition of slavery. ... John Isner (born April 26, 1985, in Greensboro, North Carolina) is an American professional tennis player. ... This article is about a U.S. First Lady (the wife of James Madison). ... First Lady Laura Bush and former first ladies (from left to right) Rosalynn Carter, Sen. ... James Madison (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836), was an American politician and the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817), and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. ... The Bridge (2001) Doug Marlette is an award-winning American editorial cartoonist and writer. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... George Edward Eddie Pope, December 24, 1973, in Greensboro, North Carolina is a soccer defender, who currently plays for Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer and is an important part of the United States national team. ... Year founded 2004 League Major League Soccer Nickname RSL, Real, Red & Blue Army Stadium Rice-Eccles Stadium Salt Lake City, UT Coach Jason Kreis, 2007— Owner SCP Worldwide First Game MetroStars 0–0 Real Salt Lake (Giants Stadium; April 2, 2005) Largest Win Real Salt Lake 3–0 FC Dallas... The United States national soccer team can refer to either of the two senior national football (soccer) teams of the United States: The United States mens national soccer team, an increasingly competitive national side, or The United States womens national soccer team, which has been extremely successful internationally... William Sydney Porter in his thirties O. Henry is the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910). ... Greensboro native George Preddy was credited with 26. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen, perhaps the most famous ace of all The first ace, Adolphe Pegoud being awarded the Croix de Guerre A flying ace or fighter ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft during aerial combat. ... Jeff Varner was on Survivor: The Australian Outback, 2001 He is now a weekend news anchor at WGHP in High Point, North Carolina. ... Survivor is an American version of the Survivor reality television game show based on the Swedish television series Expedition Robinson originally created in 1992 by Charlie Parsons. ... Survivor: The Australian Outback was the second installment of the popular United States reality show Survivor. ... Kelly Wiglesworth (born June 24, 1977) was the runner-up on the original American version of the CBS reality series Survivor. ... Survivor is an American version of the Survivor reality television game show based on the Swedish television series Expedition Robinson originally created in 1992 by Charlie Parsons. ... Survivor: Pulau Tiga was the first installment of the popular United States reality show Survivor. ... The National Stonewall Democrats is a grassroots network connecting LGBT Democratic activists from Seattle, Washington to Austin, Texas to Little Rock, Arkansas to Atlanta, Georgia. ...

Associated with Greensboro The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years (see rolling eligibility below). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... The meaning of the word professor (Latin: [1]) varies. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Enders Game (1985) is one of the best-known novels by Orson Scott Card. ... Shadow Puppets, by Orson Scott Card, is the sequel to Shadow of the Hegemon and the third book in the Enders Shadow series (often called the Bean Quartet). ... Garry Peterson began drumming at the age of three and has been the drummer for the Canadian rock band, The Guess Who, ever since its inception in the mid-1960s. ... The Guess Who is a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that was one of the first to establish a major successful following in their own country while still residing there. ... Eugene Chadbourne (January 4, 1954 in Mount Vernon, NY) is a USA composer, improvisor, guitarist and banjoist. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

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Transportation

Galyon Depot

Greensboro is served by Piedmont Triad International Airport, which also serves High Point and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO, ICAO: KGSO, FAA LID: GSO) (commonly referred to as PTIA or just PTI) is an airport just west of Greensboro, serving Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem in North Carolina. ... Nickname: Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Guilford, Davidson, Randolph, Forsyth Government  - Mayor Rebecca Smothers Area  - Total 95. ... Nickname: Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Forsyth County Founded Consolidated 1766 Salem 1849 Winston 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  132. ...


Amtrak's Crescent and Carolinian and Piedmont trains connect Greensboro with the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans. The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The Crescent is a passenger train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. ... The Carolinian is a train running daily between Charlotte, North Carolina and New York, New York. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Sic dic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... For other uses of this name, see Raleigh. ... Charlotte redirects here. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... NOLA redirects here. ...


Amtrak trains, taxis, local and long distance buses arrive and depart from the Amtrak station and Depot located at 236-C East Washington Street, originally constructed during the early 1920s with interior modernization completed 2004. The Greensboro Transit Authority provides bus service throughout the city, including a service called Higher Education Area Transit, or HEAT, which links downtown attractions to the area colleges. The Greensboro Amtrak Station, located in Greensboro, North Carolina, is served by the passenger train. ...


Interstate Highways

Interstate 40 and Interstate 85 join together/split in the Greensboro area. The former fork, which is now the Interstate 40/Business 85 junction is just south of downtown; it forms the western end of a stretch of freeway known as Death Valley, where six federal routes concur. Image File history File links I-40. ... Interstate 40 in North Carolina runs for 421 miles through the state of North Carolina from the Tennessee state line in the west to its eastern terminus in Wilmington. ... Image File history File links Business_Loop_40. ... // Business Loop Interstate 40 is an 18-mile (28. ... Image File history File links I-85. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 85 Interstate 85 (abbreviated I-85) is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Image File history File links Business_Loop_85. ... Interstate 85 Business (commonly known as just Business 85) is a business loop of the Interstate Highway System, running from Interstate 85 southwest of Lexington, North Carolina through Lexington, Thomasville, High Point and Greensboro to I-85 east of Greensboro. ... Image File history File links I-73. ... Interstate 73 (abbreviated I-73) is a main route of the Interstate Highway System, currently located entirely within the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Image File history File links I-785. ... Interstate 785 (abbreviated I-785) is the designation for a future interstate route that will run 45 miles (72 km) from Interstate 40 and Interstate 85 in Greensboro, North Carolina to U.S. Route 29 and U.S. Route 58/U.S. Route 360 in Danville, Virginia. ... Image File history File links I-840. ... Interstate 840 (abbreviated I-840) is a planned 21-mile (34 km) east-west auxiliary route of the Interstate Highway System, forming the majority of a beltway of Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 40 Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 85 Interstate 85 (abbreviated I-85) is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Interstate 85 Business (locally known as Green 85 because of the color of the shields) is a Business Loop of the Interstate Highway System, running from Interstate 85 southwest of Lexington, North Carolina through Lexington, Thomasville, High Point and Greensboro to I-85 east of Greensboro. ... The six routes of Death Valley. ...


A construction project is currently underway to build the Greensboro Urban Loop, a freeway that when complete will encircle the majority of the city. Sections of this beltway may form the future alignment of Interstate 73. U.S. Highway 29, which goes through the south, east, and north sides of Greensboro and heads northeast to Reidsville, is a major highway in Greensboro, and has major access to the urban parts of the city. The Greensboro Urban Loop (also known as Painter Boulevard) is a planned approximate 41-mile (66-km) beltway around Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. ... For the American political term, see Inside the Beltway and Beltway bandits. ... Interstate 73 (abbreviated I-73) is a main route of the Interstate Highway System, currently located entirely within the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... United States Highway 29 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,036 miles (1,667 km) from the western suburbs of Baltimore to Pensacola, Florida. ...


Media

Magazines

  • Greensboro Monthly magazine celebrates living well in Guilford County by highlighting the people, places, and events that make this community a vibrant place to live, work, and play.

Newspapers

The Greensboro News & Record is the main daily newspaper in Greensboro. The Business Journal, a member of the American City Business Journals chain of business weeklies, is based in Greensboro and covers business across the Triad region. The Carolina Peacemaker is a news weekly that covers the African-American community. The Rhinoceros Times and Yes! Weekly are free weekly alternative newspapers. The Hamburger Square Post monthly has been published since 1979. The newspaper that one knows today as the News & Record began as two smaller papers, The Daily Record and the Greensboro Daily News. ... The Rhinoceros Times is a weekly right-wing news and opinion magazine published in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. The Rhino is edited by John Hammer and features editorial columns by Orson Scott Card. ... Yes! Weekly is an alternative weekly newspaper based in Greensboro, NC. In addition to some local news it provides arts and entertainment news and reviews, nationally syndicated columns by writers such as Molly Ivins and Ann Coulter, and some pure entertainment like a new Top Ten list every week and...


Television stations

Greensboro makes up part of the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point television designated market area. These stations are listed by call letters, channel number, network and city of license. A designated market area is a group of counties in the United States that are covered by a specific television station. ...

  • WFMY-TV, 2, CBS, Greensboro
  • WGHP, 8, Fox, High Point
  • WXII-TV, 12, NBC, Winston-Salem
  • WGPX, 16, i, Burlington
  • WCWG, 20, CW, Lexington
  • WUNL-TV, 26, PBS/UNC-TV, Winston-Salem
  • WGSR-TV, 39, Independent, Reidsville
  • WXLV-TV, 45, ABC, Winston-Salem
  • WMYV-TV, 48, My, Greensboro
  • WLXI-TV, 61, TCT, Greensboro

Greensboro is also home to the Triad bureau of News 14 Carolina WFMY-TV WFMY News2, is the CBS station for the Greensboro–High Point–Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Piedmont Triad) designated market area. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... WGHP (FOX8) is the FOX television station which serves the Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Piedmont Triad) market area. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... WXII, channel 12(Analog)/31(Digital), is the NBC television station licensed for the Greensboro–High Point–Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Piedmont Triad) designated market area. ... This article is about the television network. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... . The initial letter is shown capitalized due to technical restrictions. ... WCWG, Channel 20, is the WB affiliate licensed to Lexington, North Carolina, and serves the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, North Carolina television market. ... The Warner Bros. ... UNC-TV is the PBS affiliate network in North Carolina, with headquarters in Research Triangle Park. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... UNC-TV is a network of PBS member stations in North Carolina, with headquarters in Research Triangle Park. ... WXLV-TV, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is the ABC affiliate serving the Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina/High Point designated market area. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... WMYV (UPN 48) is the UPN television affiliate serving the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, North Carolina designated market area. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ... WLXI 61 is a Christian Television station licensed to Greensboro, North Carolina but serving the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point market. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... News 14 Carolina is a 24-hour news service offered in North Carolina, USA, by Time Warner Cable. ...


References

  1. ^ Arnett, Ethel Stephens. Greensboro, North Carolina; the County Seat of Guilford. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1955. p. 20
  2. ^ http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=10804&x=27&y=4
  3. ^ Stockard, Sallie W. The History of Guilford County, North Carolina. Knoxville, Tennessee, 1902. p. 37
  4. ^ Arnett, Ethel Stephens. Greensboro, North Carolina; the County Seat of Guilford. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1955. pp. 171-174. p. 21
  5. ^ Fripp, Gayle Hicks. Greensboro, a Chosen Center. Sun Valley, Calif.: American Historical Press, 2001. p. 66
  6. ^ Blandwood, A national Historic Landmark, website
  7. ^ Robinson, Blackwell P., and Alexander R. Stoesen. The History of Guilford County, North Carolina, U.S.A. to 1980, A.D. Edited by Sydney M. Cone, Jr. 1981, p. 101
  8. ^ http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:FQzX9wXTZtkJ:docsouth.unc.edu/global/getBio.html%3Ftype%3Dbio%26id%3Dpn0001702%26name%3DVance,%2520Zebulon+greensboro+vance+union&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us Biography of Zebulon Baird Vance
  9. ^ Arnett, Ethel Stephens. Greensboro, North Carolina; the County Seat of Guilford. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1955. p395
  10. ^ Weatherly, A. Earl. The First Hundred Years of Historic, Guilford County, 1771-1871. Greensboro: Greensboro Printing Company, 1972, p.177
  11. ^ Weatherly, A. Earl. The First Hundred Years of Historic, Guilford County, 1771-1871. Greensboro: Greensboro Printing Company, 1972, p.182
  12. ^ Robinson, Blackwell P., and Alexander R. Stoesen. The History of Guilford County, North Carolina, U.S.A. to 1980, A.D. Edited by Sydney M. Cone, Jr. 1981, p. 101
  13. ^ Arnett, Ethel Stephens. Greensboro, North Carolina; the County Seat of Guilford. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1955. pp. 171-174.
  14. ^ Fripp, Gayle Hicks. Greensboro, a Chosen Center. Woodland Hills, Calif.: Windsor Publications, 1982. p. 59
  15. ^ Robinson, Blackwell P., and Alexander R. Stoesen. The History of Guilford County, North Carolina, U.S.A. to 1980, A.D. Edited by Sydney M. Cone, Jr. 1981, p. 220
  16. ^ Robinson, Blackwell P., and Alexander R. Stoesen. The History of Guilford County, North Carolina, U.S.A. to 1980, A.D. Edited by Sydney M. Cone, Jr. 1981, p. 209
  17. ^ Robinson, Blackwell P., and Alexander R. Stoesen. The History of Guilford County, North Carolina, U.S.A. to 1980, A.D. Edited by Sydney M. Cone, Jr. 1981, p. 210
  18. ^ http://www.blandwood.org/Gropius.html
  19. ^ North Carolina sister cities
  20. ^ http://triad.bizjournals.com/triad/stories/2005/10/10/daily4.html.
  21. ^ http://www.southsideneighborhood.com/
  22. ^ Cartoonist Doug Marlette dies in wreck. Raleigh News and Observer. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.

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Documentaries

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Maps

  • Greensboro, North Carolina is at coordinates 36°04′48″N 79°49′10″W / 36.079868, -79.819416Coordinates: 36°04′48″N 79°49′10″W / 36.079868, -79.819416

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