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Long History Of Presidential Visits To The Triad

9:43 AM, Feb 18, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC - Every U.S. President since J.F.K. has visited the Triad, and the Greensboro Historical Museum's Matt Young shared stories of Presidential visits to Guilford County on Monday's Good Morning Show. 

The first visit came from our nation's first President in 1791, when George Washington was on a tour to help unify the 13 states following the Revolutionary War.

Young told News 2's Patrick Phillippi that President Washington visited the Guilford Courthouse battlefield as a part of his 13 state tour. 

Young also recounted that President Washington wrote in his journal that he felt Guilford County was a little rough around the edges for his tastes. Greensboro had yet to be founded in 1791, and Guilford County was at that point a very remote part of the country.

The Greensboro Historical Museum has a lot more information on President Washington's visit to Guilford County.

They are located in downtown Greensboro at 130 Summit Avenue. 


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