Google
Web City Travel Guide   
 ->   ->   -> 

Greensboro travel guide — Greensboro tourism and travel information

Welcome to Greensboro Travel Guide, extensive source of tourist information and travel services offer related to Greensboro and USA. Book cheap hotels, cheap flights and get car rental. We also offer Greensboro travel guide books and maps and atlases. Please visit USA travel guide for more travel and tourism iformation and attractions in the USA.

our Greensboro travel guide — Greensboro tourism and travel information content

  1. Greensboro travel and tourist guide
  2. Greensboro travel services
  3. Greensboro travel books

latest Greensboro and USA discussion posts

Join our comprehensive travel discussion board! Share your Greensboro and USA travel experience! Our Ask and Answer forum is geographically divided, the team of editors world-wide is ready to answer your questions.

Greensboro travel guide

search in books:  

Search discount Greensboro travel books in all books. You can also browse and buy directly Greensboro city guide and USA travel guide books, Greensboro maps and USA maps and atlases.

about Greensboro

Greensboro is a city located in Guilford County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 223,891 making it the third most populous city in North Carolina. It is located at the intersection of two interstate highways (I-85 and I-40) in the Piedmont ("foot of the mountains") region, in Guilford County in the central part of the state. In 1808, "Greensborough" (as it was spelled then) replaced Guilford Court House as the county seat.

The city was named for Major General Nathanael Greene, commander of the American forces at the Battle of Guilford Court House on 15 March 1781. The Americans lost that battle but slowed up Lord Cornwallis's British forces enough to allow the Americans to prepare to defeat them at Yorktown (Virginia), where the British were forced to surrender on 19 October 1781, after a 20-day siege, thus ending the American Revolution.

In 1960 four black college students sat down at an all-white Woolworth's lunch counter, and refused to leave when they were denied service. Hundreds of others soon joined in this first sit-in, which lasted for several months. Such protests quickly spread across the South, ultimately leading to the desegregration of Woolworth's and other chains. (The original Woolworth's counter and stools now sit in the Smithsonian Museum.)

On November 3, 1979 gunfire was exchanged between Communist Workers Party members holding an anti-Ku Klux Klan rally, and a group of KKK and neo-Nazi counter-protesters. Five CWP members were killed and seven were wounded and television footage of the event was shown across the nation.

First Lady Dolley Madison and writer O. Henry were born in Greensboro; science fiction/fantasy author Orson Scott Card is a current resident.

Greensboro has Piedmont Triad International Airport, which also serves High Point, North Carolina and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Greensboro geography

Greensboro is located at 36°4'48" North, 79°49'10" West (36.079868, -79.819416).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 283.0 km² (109.2 mi²). 271.2 km² (104.7 mi²) of it is land and 11.8 km² (4.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.16% water.

Near cities to Greensboro


Near webcams to Greensboro


back to top

Greensboro travel services

choose from our international travel services offer:

cheap flights to Greensboro

City Travel Guide is exclusive partner of four main cheap airline tickets and cheap flights online booking systems. We are happy to offer cheap airline tickets Greensboro, cheap flights Greensboro, also available cheap airline tickets to USA and to the whole world. Up to date cheap flights Greensboro deals also available.

cheap Greensboro hotels

City Travel Guide is exclusive partner of main cheap hotels and accommodation online booking systems. We are happy to offer cheap hotels in Greensboro, USA hotel guide and cheap hotels and accommodation in lot of other world-wide destinations. Up to date cheap Greensboro hotel deals and discount accommodation tips also available.

cheap Greensboro vacations

City Travel Guide is exclusive partner of main cheap vacations online booking systems. We are happy to offer cheap vacations in Greensboro, USA vacation rentals and cheap vacations in lot of other destinations world-wide. Up to date Greensboro vacation deals also available.

cheap car rentals in Greensboro

City Travel Guide is exclusive partner of main car rentals online booking systems. We are happy to offer car rentals in Greensboro, car hire in USA and cheap car rental in lot other world-wide destinations. Up to date cheap Greensboro car hire deals also available.

Greensboro travel insurance

City Travel Guide is exclusive partner of Essential Travel Ltd., leading online travel insurance company, we can offer you health travel insurance for Greensboro, accident health Greensboro travel insurance, all using our online Greensboro travel insurance form. We also offer travel insurance for other cities in USA. This offer is available for UK residents only.

Greensboro real estate

City Travel Guide comes with Greensboro real estate guide with several tips on home valuation, realtors comparison, secrets on finding the "right" home, loans guide and other helpful real estate advices. Our partners also maintain Greensboro property for sale and rental listings, real estate laws and reviews. We will try to help you with buying property in USA, choosing real estate agents, property finders, relocation help, and information for English speakers wanting to buy real estate in Greensboro.

back to top

Greensboro travel books

Greensboro travel guide books

search travel guide books:  

Greensboro maps and atlases

search maps and atlases:  
back to top

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Greensboro, North Carolina".

Copyright © 2004 City Travel Guide Team. All rights reserved. | contact us | sitemap | links | XHTML and CSS