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The Cities and communities of Guilford County, North Carolina *


Browns Summit

Friendship

Gibsonville

Greensboro

High Point

Hillsdale

Jamestown

Julian

Monticello

Oak Ridge

Pleasant Garden

Sedalia

Stokesdale

Summerfield

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Information & Facts about Guilford County, North Carolina

Nearby Counties to Guilford County are:

Randolph, Davidson, Guilford, Stokes, Rockingham, Caswell, and Alamance

Major cities in this metropolitan area are Winston-Salem, High Point and Greensboro.

Guilford County Government Website

County Commissioners
301 West Market Street
P.O. Box 3427
Greensboro, N.C. 27402
Telephone: 336-373-3351
Fax: 336-373-3209

Contact Guilford County Government

History:

County established January, 1771 made from parts of Orange and Rowan Counties. Its boundaries were larger at its inception than the current county boundaries. It was first diminished in 1779 and then again six years later when the present boundaries were set. It was named for Francis North, the first Earl of Guilford, whose son, Frederick, was Prime Minister of Great Britain at this time. The first county seat was set in 1775 at Martindale. The present county seat of Greensboro was set in 1808 when the center of the county was deemed to be in the middle of marsh land. The city was then slated to be set up six miles from that place and named Greensboro in honor of General Nathanael Greene, Revolutionary War hero and commander of the colonial troops at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. For more history information see the history section of the county website.

Guilford County maintains a Council/Manager form of government.

Median per capita income in the county is $25,462 (1999)

Guilford County is part of the 11 county Piedmont Triad Region

Guilford County Schools
712 North Eugene Street
Greensboro, N. C. 27401
Telephone: (336) 370-8100

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