Greensboro Alabama

Greensboro Alabama

Greensboro is the county seat of Hale County and is located in west-central Alabama in the Black Belt region. Located in, and the county seat of,  Hale County. The city is home to roughly 2500 people. Greensboro was incorporated as a town in December 1823 as “Greensborough”. It was named in honor of American Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene. The name was soon simplified to “Greensboro At one time, Greensboro was a community by the name of “Troy.”

Greensboro Alabama Map Location in Hale County and the state of Alabama
Greensboro Alabama Map Location in Hale County and the state of Alabama By Arkyan – My own work, based on public domain information. Based on similar map concepts by Ixnayonthetimmay, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Greensboro is one of the Alabama cities with a number of sites to see; sites listed on the National Register of Historic places. The historic places in or near Greensboro include Glencairn, the Greensboro Historic District, Magnolia Grove, the McGehee-Stringfellow House, Millwood, and the Payne House.

The town lies on State Highway 69, which runs north-south through the town, and State Highway 14, which runs east-west through the town.

Greensboro Alabama History

Before white settlement, the land that now includes Greensboro was part of the Choctaw Nation.  The first homesteaders of the area that would become Greensboro were the Russell family, and the community was first known as Russell Settlement. The following year, the town was renamed Troy. In 1819, the town relocated nearby to its present site and was renamed New Troy. In 1823, the town was renamed Greensboro and was officially incorporated on December 24.

Greensboro Alabama Things To Do

Greensboro Opera House and the Noel-Ramsey House (ca. 1819), constructed by French settlers from the Vine and Olive Colony in nearby Demopolis. Magnolia Grove (1840) is the birthplace of Richmond Pearson Hobson, who later gained fame for his exploits in the Spanish-American War. Visitors to Greensboro can learn more about civil rights and slavery at the Safe Hous

Greensboro Alabama Interesting Links

History of Greensboro, Alabama from its earliest settlement

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