Guilford County

Region: Piedmont
County Seat: Greensboro
Population: 421,0481
Towns & Cities:  High Point, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield
Guilford was formed in 1771 from Rowan and Orange. The act creating Guilford became effective April 1, 1771.It is in the north central section of the State and is bounded by Alamance, Randolph, Davidson, Forsyth and Rockingham counties. 2

Additional County History

Guilford County is centered along the piedmont industrial crescent stretching from Raleigh to Charlotte. The County's traditional employment base of textiles, apparel and furniture has diversified greatly in the last fifty years, and now encompasses more than 300 concerns producing a wide range of products. Capital investment of over $1.2 billion by new and expanding firms created 27,000 new jobs in the past ten years. An excellent transportation infrastructure, including two Interstate highways, Piedmont Triad International Airport, and readily available rail and truck service, has helped to solidify the County's position as a major distribution and transportation center in the Southeast. 3

Business & Industry (2)
Education (8)
Entertainment (3)
Government & Community Bodies (3)
Historical Sites & Museums (2)
Legends, Tails & Culture (1)

1 Population figures from Census Bureau Home Page for the 2000 Census.
2 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.
3 Facts collected from Guilford County Governement.


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