Greensboro, North Carolina
|Greensboro, North Carolina|
Nickname(s): Tournament Town, Gate City,|
Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Named for||Major General Nathanael Greene|
|• Type||City Council|
|• Mayor||Nancy B. Vaughan (D)|
|• City Manager||Jim Westmoreland|
|• City||131.8 sq mi (341.4 km2)|
|• Land||126.5 sq mi (327.7 km2)|
|• Water||5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)|
|Elevation||897 ft (272 m)|
|• City||269,666 (US:68th)|
|• Estimate (2016)||287,027|
|• Urban||311,810 (US: 120th)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|ZIP code||27402, 27403, 27405, 27406, 27455|
|GNIS feature ID||1020557|
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It has about 260,000 people and is growing. Greensboro is near Winston Salem and High Point in an area called The Triad. It is in Guilford County.
History[change | change source]
Greensboro was started in 1808. It was built in the middle of Guilford County. It grew slowly, but was rich because of cotton. In the 1840s, a railroad was built going through Greensboro, making it grow faster. The Civil War did not hurt Greensboro much.
In the early 1900s, Greensboro grew a lot because of textiles. They also became rich.