Greensboro (North Carolina)

Guilford County


Greensboro is a city in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Greensboro is the third largest city in North Carolina and the largest city in the Piedmont Triad region.


The city, founded in 1808, Greensborough is located in the middle of North Carolina in the region of Piedmont ( " foot of the mountain "). Here cross the highways Interstate 85 and Interstate 40

Four African American students here in 1960 in a restaurant that was reserved for whites, the first sit-in organized to protest against racial discrimination. Later, in 1979, in Greensboro massacre, murdered as members of the American Nazi Party and the Ku Klux Klan five demonstrators occurred. The perpetrators were acquitted by a jury, which consisted only of whites.


The Greensboro Grasshoppers are the local baseball team that plays in the South Atlantic League. Every fall is in the Forest Oaks Country Club instead of the traditional golf tournament, the Wyndham Championship (formerly Chrysler Classic of Greensboro ), one of the oldest events on the PGA.

With the now defunct Greensboro Monarchs and the Greensboro Generals, the city had two hockey franchises that participated in the match operation of the East Coast Hockey League.


  • North Carolina State University Agricultural and Technical (NCA & T)
  • Guilford College
  • Bennett College
  • Greensboro College
  • Guilford Technical Community College
  • Elon University School of Law (opening fall 2006 )

Economy and infrastructure


The local airport is Piedmont Triad International Airport west of the city.


  • Thomas Berry (1914-2009), theologian, cultural historian and author
  • Billy " Crash" Craddock ( born 1939 ), country and rock and roll musician
  • O. Henry (1862-1910), writer
  • John Isner ( born 1985 ), tennis player
  • Ken Jeong (born 1969 ), comedian and actor
  • Carolyn B. Maloney ( born 1946 ), U.S. Congressman
  • Bob McAdoo ( born 1951 ), basketball player
  • Michael Anthony Foster ( born 1939 ), science fiction author
  • Gregory Charles Royal ( born 1961 ), jazz trombonist