Greensboro, Alabama

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Greensboro is a city in Hale County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 2,731. The city is the county seat of Hale County. It is part of the Tuscaloosa, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Greensboro was incorporated as a town in December 1823 as Greensborough. It was named in honor of American Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene. The name was soon simplified to Greensboro. The community was known as Troy prior to incorporation.[1] Several sites on the National Register of Historic Places are in or near Greensboro. These include Glencairn, the Greensboro Historic District, Magnolia Grove, the McGehee-Stringfellow House, Millwood, and the Payne House.[2]


Greensboro is located at 32°42′8″N 87°35′46″W / 32.70222°N 87.59611°W / 32.70222; -87.59611 (32.702340, -87.596216).[3]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²) of it is land and 0.42% is water.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,731 people, 1,026 households, and 688 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,146.5 people per square mile (443.0/km²). There were 1,142 housing units at an average density of 479.4/sq mi (185.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 38.30% White, 60.89% Black or African American, 0.04% Native American, and 0.77% from two or more races. 0.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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