Guilford County’s Early Textile History

Guilford County has long been recognized for its industrial heritage, but did you know that some historians trace North Carolina’s industrial awakening to one early Guilford resident? From Greensboro, the seeds of North Carolina’s textile history in the Carolina Piedmont were sewn. Few industries had an impact on our cultural landscape – both in Guilford…

Guilford County’s Patchwork Quilt

In contrast to other parts of the American South, the Carolina Piedmont was a patchwork quilt of groups of settlers who brought their denominations with them from Pennsylvania, and quickly established congregation-related settlements that resulted in distinctive communities. Settlers arriving from the 1740s onward via the Great Valley of Virginia from the mid-Atlantic area included…