Symbols of Greensboro

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City Symbols

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City Symbols   
2016 Logo City Logo

The gracefully tapering branch, sprouting an oak leaf, forms the G in Greensboro's logo and suggests steady growth and vitality which our City enjoys.

The G is surrounded by a green field, but is not confined by it as it expands beyond its borders. The oak traditionally symbolizes wisdom, strength and durability for a modern, forward-looking city rooted in tradition and dignity.  
City Seal City Seal

The date, 1808, which is at the bottom of the City's seal, is the date Greensborough was incorporated and settled. The original town was one-fourth of a mile wide and one-fourth of a mile long. The oak leaf wreath is symbolic of sturdiness and durability. There are no records available that determine when the seal was adopted by our City.  
City Flag City Flag

The flag, which was designed by Charles Hodgin and presented to the City Council on April 5, 1965 by the Greensboro Rotary Club, depicts General Nathanael Greene, Commander of the American troops in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, and an oak leaf wreath, symbol of sturdiness and durability. The flag is green with gold lettering and the design on the flag is a service mark of the City.
City Flower Official Greensboro Flower

In 1893 three red camellia japonicas were sent to Greensboro from England. The camellia japonica has withstood drought, cold, and heat, and has become known as the "Greensboro Red Camellia Japonica." The red camellia japonica was adopted as the official flower of Greensboro on May 3, 1965.