10 Things you probably didn’t know about Greensboro.
- The Barn Dinner Theatre is the oldest continuously running dinner theater in the United States. It was opened in 1964 and is the last of the original Barn Dinner Theatres.
- While working in Greensboro, Lunsford /Richardson developed a number of home remedies under the name “Vicks,” including the Vicks VaporRub we all know today.
- Dolley Payne, born to a Quaker family in Greensboro, married James Madison and became the First Lady of the U.S. when he was elected the fourth president in 1809.
- Before 1895, Greensboro was spelled Greensborough.
- Greensboro has 475 miles of sidewalks!
- Greensboro College was the first state-chartered college for women in North Carolina.
- The Carolina Theatre, opened in 1927 and was the first air-conditioned commercial building in North Carolina.
- The 23,500-seat Greensboro Coliseum, built in 1959, used to be the largest, single-seat arena in the nation. It’s currently the 2nd largest in the nation and the 6th largest in the world.
- Greensboro is home to the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, the nation’s first national park established as a Revolutionary War site.
- It is said that a wooded area on the Guilford College campus is where the Underground Railroad began.