Guilford County, North Carolina

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Facts About Guilford County

Founded in 1771, Guilford County is located in the Piedmont region which is known for its gently rolling hills and slightly clay like soil. Guilford County was orginally named for Francis North, the 1st Earl of Guilford. Near Guilford County are the Deep and Haw rivers. Counties bordering Guilford County are: Rockingham County, Randolph County, Alamance County, Forsyth County, and Davidson County.
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Things To Do In Guilford County

In Gulford there are many things to do, you could go to Greensboro and visit the Greensboro Historical Museum, go see a concert or sports outing at The Greensboro Coliseum Complex, or visit the historically black college North Carolina A&T. All of this is near or close to downtown Greensboro. There is an abundance of malls there as well. And if your a fan of Golf the Pinehurst golf course is less than an hour away.

The Government

Guilford's county seat resides in Greensboro, North Carolina. It's county manager is Marty Lawing, and they have nine members on the Board of Commissioners. The government of Greensboro operates under a council-manager government. It has nine member; in which all seats including the major's are open for election every two years. Five of there council seats are district representatives and the other three seats are citywide representatives which are elected at large.