History of Education in Guilford County

  • Education is the heart of Guilford County. The numerous colleges and universities established here and our diverse public school options are the inheritance of a long history of supporting and growing education. We've tried to capture some of that history with these webpages. 

    Here you will find a timeline of education in Guilford County dating back to the 1700s, photos and essays of historic people and places, special GCSTV programming such as interviews with history-making community members along with former students and staff, student projects and so much more. 

    These pages are by no means a definitive collection. We welcome any additional items you would like to see added to these pages, such as photos, video footage, stories, anecdotes, web links, books, certificates, diplomas, and facts, please contact us. If you provide factual information, please include the source and/or academic-quality research that supports the information, so we can review it and verify accuracy.

    If you would like to donate an artifact (cards, letters, ledgers, books, maps, drawings, plans, desks, learning aids, etc.) that you think would help us illustrate key moments in our history, please contact us as well. Please send information and inquiries to feedback@gcsnc.com. 

    Click here to access the History of Education in Guilford County timeline.