Greensboro has its origins around 1818, about a mile to the east of its present-day location in a settlement known as Troy. Several years later, it was discovered that Troy was located on the sixteenth section of land—property set aside by the US government for schools. Thus, residents moved the prosperous community and, in 1823, incorporated as Greensborough (soon shortened to Greensboro), honoring Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene.

The town thrived during the Antebellum era, and expanded again in the 1880s and 1890s. Many of the buildings from this era are included on the National Register of Historic Places.

Provided is a collection of sites that provide examples of Greensboro’s historic architecture. This collection includes churches, small cottages, large homes, and commercial buildings that illustrate the stylistic influences of the 19th and early 20th centuries.