Welcome to Greensboro, North Carolina!
Greensboro was established in 1808 as county seat of Guilford County. The city was named after Major Nathanael Greene, who led American troops against the British in a battle at Guilford Courthouse during the Revolutionary War.
Greensboro is now the third largest city in North Carolina and the largest in Guilford County, which also includes High Point, Jamestown, Colfax, Oak Ridge and Summerfield.
North Carolina is the nation's largest furniture, tobacco, brick and textile producer. The major agricultural products are tobacco, corn, cotton, hay, peanuts and vegetable crops. Since tobacco production in the state has dropped significantly in recent years, North Carolina is now home to many wineries. Tourism is also important with visitors spending more than $1 billion annually. Sports include year-round golfing, skiing at mountain resorts, fishing and hunting. From mountains to the beaches, North Carolina has something for everyone.
North Carolina Info
Pop. (2000) 8,049,313
Capital City, Raleigh
Nickname, The Tarheel State
Motto, Esse quam videri (To be rather than to seem)
State bird, Cardinal
State flower, Dogwood
State tree, Pine