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Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, USA

"Greensborough, a post-town, capital of Guilford, N.C., on the North Carolina Railroad, at its junction the Richmond & Danville and Northwestern Railroad, 81 miles W.N.W. of Raleigh, and 48 miles S.S.W. of ?ville. It contains a court-house, 16 churches, 4 news] offices, 4 banks, 2 fine hotels, a Methodist female col a graded school, a public hall, 2 foundries, 3 tobacco factories, a saw-mill, and manufactures of spokes, harsash, and blinds. Pop. in 1890, 3317."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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  • 1865 - April 26 - Battle of Durham Station, NC (Greensboro)
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  • News  1869 - Four inches of snow fell on the 7th at Covington, Va., and Greensboro, N. C.

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    November 13, 1869
  • News  1900 - Blaze at Greensboro, N. C.
    Charlotte, N. C., Jan. 1. - Fire at Greensboro, N. C. yesterday caused losses aggregating nearly $100,000, partly covered by insurance. The fire... Read MORE...

  • News  1904 - STUDENTS ESCAPE FLAMES.
    Greensboro, N. C., Jan. 22. - Three hundred and fifty young women students were forced to flee in their night clothing as a result of a fire which... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Greensboro, a city, capital of Guilford co., N.C., on the Southern R., 48 miles SSW. of Danville, Va. It contains a court-house, Greensboro Female... Read MORE...

  • News  1936 - LIST OF DEAD IN TORNADO-RAVAGED GREENSBORO SWELLS TO 12; WORK OF RELIEF AND REHABILITATION SPEEDED. AT LEAST ONE MORE EXPECTED TO DIE TODAY.
    DAMAGE OF $1,500,000 LEFT IN WAKE OF FREAK TWISTER.

    WIDE AREAS DEVASTATED.

    Greensboro, April 3. - (AP) - The body of another negro man was... Read MORE...

  • 1960 - February 1 - 4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro NC Woolworth
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