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History of Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Greensboro, Guilford, NC

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." Property for the future village was purchased from the Saura for $98. Three north-south streets (Greene, Elm, Davie) were laid out intersecting with three east-west streets (Gaston, Market, Sycamore). The courthouse was built at the center of the intersection of Elm and Market streets. By 1821, the town was home to 369 residents.

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  • 1854 - Greensborough
    Greensborouoh, a flourishing post-village, capital of Guilford county, North Carolina, on the Central railroad, 86 miles W. N. W. from Raleigh. The...Read MORE...


  • 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.


    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 13, 1869

  • News 1878 - Courting Advice
    We are two sisters, good-looking, sociable, refined and educated, but we have no admirers. We will not talk nonsense and think, perhaps that is the...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Greensborough
    Greensborough, a post-town, capital of Guilford, N.C., on the North Carolina Railroad, at its junction the Richmond & Danville and Northwestern...Read MORE...


  • 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...


  • Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
    Immanuel Lutheran College, Greensboro, N.C.
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  • 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...


  • Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
    South Elm Street, Greensboro, N.C.
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  • Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
    Elm Street, Looking South, Greensboro, N.C.
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  • 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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Immanuel Lutheran College, Greensboro, N.C.
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South Elm Street, Greensboro, N.C.
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  • 1854 - Greensborough
    Greensborouoh, a flourishing post-village, capital of Guilford county, North Carolina, on the Central railroad, 86 miles W. N. W. from Raleigh. The... Read MORE...

  • 1865 - April 26 - Battle of Durham Station, NC (Greensboro)

    historyorb.com
  • News  1869 - Four inches of snow fell on the 7th at Covington, Va., and Greensboro, N. C.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 13, 1869
  • News  1878 - Courting Advice
    We are two sisters, good-looking, sociable, refined and educated, but we have no admirers. We will not talk nonsense and think, perhaps that is the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Greensborough
    Greensborough, a post-town, capital of Guilford, N.C., on the North Carolina Railroad, at its junction the Richmond & Danville and Northwestern... Read MORE...

  • 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

    historyorb.com

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