Greensboro City, North Carolina
Greensboro is the third largest city in terms of population in the US
State of North Carolina, with a population of approximately 245,000.
This city that intersects two major interstate highways is the largest
city in the Guilford County. Greensboro got its name from the commander
of American forces at the Battle of Guilford Court House, Major General
Nathanael Greene. This land established near the geographic center of
Guilford County is blessed with forests. In fact, one could be able to
see a majestic view of the city’s large number of green trees atop the
Lincoln Financial Tower, the highest building in Greensboro.
Majority of the population is composed of Whites (55.5%) and African
Americans (37.4%), with Native Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders,
Hispanics and other races making up the minority.
Some of the major corporations are based in Greensboro: Honda Aircraft
Company, Lorillard Tobacco Company, VF Corporation, Volvo Trucks of
North America and the International Textile Group. The downtown area of
Greensboro also experienced a major revamp with the development of new
condominiums, apartments and townhouses in the area. New nightlife
venues were also constructed, turning the night into an interesting
foray of night clubs, restaurants and bars.
Greensboro is also popular as city house for a number of colleges,
universities and other educational institutions: University of North
Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro College, Guilford College, Guilford
Technical Community College, Elon University School of Law, High Point
University, Brookstone College, ECPI College of Technology, DeVry
University, Strayer University and North Carolina Agricultural and
Technical State University.
Greensboro also sets itself as a major venue for arts and events. The
Carolina Theatre which was formed in 1927 has been the home of the
Greensboro Ballet, the Livestock Players Musical Theatre and other local
performing arts group. The City Arts presents variety of musical and
theatrical productions. Other performing arts venues in Greensboro are
the following: Community Theatre of Greensboro, Greensboro Ballet and
School of Greensboro Ballet, Cultural Center, Greensboro Opera Company,
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, Reed African American Heritage Museum,
Triad Stage and Weatherspoon Arts Museum.
Among other attractions in Greensboro are The Bog Garden, Bicentennial
Garden, Greensboro City Park, Greensboro Arboretum, Blandwood Mansion
and gardens, World War Memorial Stadium, Greensboro Colisuem Complex,
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park and the The Greensboro
Some of the popular names who once lived or are currenlty living in
Greensboro are short fictionist O. Henry, tennis player John Isner,
speed skater Joey Cheek, filmmaker Patrick Barry and Pulitzer Prize
winning cartoonist Doug Marlette.