Who doesn't like secrets? And, the secrets stand your hair on end if its about something that interest you the most. People are very well aware of the beauty and charm of the city of Greensboro, but there are very few people out there who actually know the real, deep, hidden, and quirky secrets buried under the multi-layers of those pebbles and pillars of testaments of its beauty. We guess that we have said enough to evoke interest in your hearts and your mind has already started doing a little bit of brainstorming. Well, don't lay stress on your impatient mind. Here are a few secrets about our 'Tournament Town' that are worthy your attention.
1. Greensboro was formerly known as Greensborough.
2. Greensboro is known to be the largest city in the Guilford County.
3. The city was named after General Nathanael Greene, who was the commander at Revolutionary War’s Battle of Guilford Court House that took place on March 15, 1781.
4. The city got its nickname, i.e, "Gate City," after it became a transportation hub for North Carolina.
5. United States's oldest running dinner theater, The Barn Dinner Theater is based in Greensboro.
6. The famous medicinal "Vick’s VapoRub" was developed in Greensboro by Lunsford Richardson.
7. The first sit-in demonstration of US's Civil Rights Movement happened in Greensboro.
8. Greensboro College is famed as the first state-chartered women's college built in the state.
9. The Carolina Theatre is believed to be North Carolina's first commercial building got its air-conditioned installed.
10. United States' first national park situated as a site of Revolutionary War, i.e., "Guilford Courthouse National Military Park" is based in Greensboro.
11. The Fresh Market specialty grocery stores are believed to be first opened in Greensboro.
12. The famous short story writer, William Sydney Porter belongs to Greensboro.
13. "Francis McNairy House" is known to be the oldest house situated in Greensboro.
14. The Atlantic Coast Conference is headquartered at Greensboro.
15. "Holiday Ice" is known to be the first event happened at Greensboro Coliseum.
16. The First Lady of the United States, i.e., "Dolly Madison" belongs to Greensboro.
17. Due to the establishment of athletic spots, Greensboro is called "Tournament Town".
18. Greensboro once won the reputed accolade, i.e., "All-America City Award".
19. "Tournament Town," "The Boro," "Gate City" are the official nicknames of Greensboro.
20. The following world-famed companies, Atlantic Coast Conference, Honda Aircraft Company, Mack Trucks, Volvo Trucks of N America, Kayser-Roth, International Textile Group, Qorvo, Ham's, The Fresh Market, Cook Out, NewBridge Bank, Biscuitville, Lorillard Tobacco Company, Tripps, Lincoln Financial Group, and Columbia Forest Products are headquartered at Greensboro.
21. Wet 'n' Wild Emerald Pointe-the water park is famed as North Carolina's largest water park and is situated in Greensboro.
22. The government type in Greensboro is city council.