Greensboro Alabama 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”. The community was known as “Troy” prior to incorporation.
Several sites on the National Register of Historic Places are in or near Greensboro. These include Glencairn, the Greensboro Historic District, Magnolia Grove, the McGehee-Stringfellow House, Millwood, and the Payne House.
Welcome to Greensboro Alabama. Located in, and the county seat of, Hale County. The city is home to roughly 2500 people. At one time, Greensboro was a community by the name of “Troy.” Greensboro is one of the Alabama cities with a number of sites to see; sites listed on the National Register of Historic places.
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The Safe House Museum
The Safe House Museum is located in the city of Greensboro, Alabama, in Hale County Alabama
Martin Luther King Jr. spent the night of March 21, 1968 in this house while fleeing the Klan. The house is now a museum highlighting the struggle for equality by African-Americans in Alabama. Its curator, Ms. Theresa Burroughs, was a foot soldier in the Civil Rights Movement and a family friend of King. Greensboro is also home to a large number of antebellum-era houses and churches, including some that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places such as Glencairn and Magnolia Grove. www.ruralswalabama.org states:
On the night of March 21, 1968, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sought refuge from the Ku Klux Klan inside a small, shotgun-style home in the depot neighborhood of Greensboro, AL.