Greensboro, North Carolina

Coordinates: 36°05′42″N 79°49′33″W / 36.09500°N 79.82583°W / 36.09500; -79.82583
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Greensboro, North Carolina
City of Greensboro
The Gate City, The GSO, G'Boro, The Boro, Tournament Town
Interactive map of Greensboro
Coordinates: 36°05′42″N 79°49′33″W / 36.09500°N 79.82583°W / 36.09500; -79.82583[1]
Country United States
State North Carolina
Established1808; 216 years ago (1808)
Named forNathanael Greene
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • BodyGreensboro City Council
 • MayorNancy B. Vaughan (D)
 • City managerTaiwo Jaiyeoba
 • City136.65 sq mi (353.92 km2)
 • Land131.41 sq mi (340.35 km2)
 • Water5.24 sq mi (13.57 km2)
Elevation897 ft (273 m)
 • City299,035
 • Estimate 
 • Rank3rd in North Carolina
69th in United States
 • Density2,275.59/sq mi (878.61/km2)
 • Urban
338,928 (US: 120th)
 • Urban density2,001.9/sq mi (772.9/km2)
 • Metro
776,566 (US: 78th)
 • CSA
1,695,306 (US: 36th)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
27401, 27402, 27403, 27404, 27405, 27406, 27407, 27408, 27409, 27410, 27411, 27412, 27413, 27415, 27420, 27429, 27435, 27438, 27455, 27495, 27497, 27498, 27499
Area code336, 743
FIPS code37-28000
GNIS feature ID2403745[1]

Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It has about 300,000 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.

A lot of stuff happened during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s in Greensboro, including a sit-in at a counter in a restaurant.

Now, Greensboro continues to grow, and is located at the intersection of two big freeways, Interstate 40 and I-85.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Greensboro, North Carolina
  2. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.