The quaint town of Greensboro, Maryland, is nestled in the middle of the Delmarva Peninsula on Maryland's Eastern Shore where its American roots travel across the Choptank River and reach deep into the agricultural soil of Caroline County.
Author: Judy Reveal
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The quaint town of Greensboro, Maryland, is nestled in the middle of the Delmarva Peninsula on Maryland's Eastern Shore where its American roots travel across the Choptank River and reach deep into the agricultural soil of Caroline County. The Choptank River's path meanders up the peninsula from the Chesapeake Bay, cutting through Caroline County, and it is at the great bend in the river that Peter Harrington brought into full bloom his grandfather Peter Rich's vision of a town. This location was vital to the movement of products to and from people living in the middle of the peninsula, and Greensboro quickly grew into a thriving small port town where businesses, including tanneries and shipbuilding, appeared. Greensboro's accessibility to Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Wilmington makes this quiet town a convenient bedroom community with big-town access and rural serenity.
Looking at it now, one would not be able to tell that at one time this sleepy little
town was a bustling and important industrial town that would help shape the area
around it. At one time, it was predicted that Greensboro would grow to reach the ...
Author: Michele Buday-Murray
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Around Greensboro covers communities of southeastern Greene County, including Greensboro at its heart. Greensboro was originally called Delight by the Mingo Indians who lived in the region. Because of its location on the Monongahela River, it quickly became an important trading location for the trappers and settlers moving through in the late 1700s. Later, Albert Gallatin introduced a group of Belgian glassblowers to the area, and in 1807, the glassworks in Greensboro was opened. As the glass business began to fade, another took its place. The area was rich in clay, which would be vital to the development of the pottery industry. From the 1840s to 1915, pottery was king in Greensboro, and the town boomed. As the pottery industry faded, it too would be replaced by another industry: coal. Greensboro, once famous for its glass and pottery, became known for its bituminous coal mines. This book covers the early days of Greensboro to the devastating Election Day Flood of 1985.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Croom lived in Greensboro , their plantations in St. Michael's
Parish . Dr. Purnell and his family , from Maryland , lived near Greensboro . ...
One of the early residents around Greensboro was the Rev. Wm . Avery , an ...
Author: Alice Vaughn Duncan Pierrepont
Biography of Reuben Vaughn Kidd, Confederate soldier and son of Albert Jasper and Virginia Vaughn Kidd, who was born 28 December 1839 in Marengo County, Alabama. Ruben died 19 September 1863 in the Battle of Chickamauga near Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is said to have been buried on the battlefield and his remains later dis-interred and reinterred in Chattanooga, Tennessee. "A very beautiful monument to the "unknown dead" is in Chattanooga, Tenn., and that may be the last resting place of Reuben Vaughn Kidd."--Page 384. Ancestors and relatives lived in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia and elsewhere.
Construction begins this spring on the next stage : a 20story , 340,000 sq . ft .
office tower that will be Greensboro's tallest building ... Elsewhere around
Greensboro , commercial development activity is heavy in the traditionally
popular and fast ...
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