Bordered by the Oconee National Forest, Greensboro, Georgia is the perfect place to get away, or take up permanent residency. Located between Atlanta and Augusta, Greensboro is home to Lake Oconee, the second largest lake in the state, making the area an ideal vacation destination.
From excellent dining to golfing or just relaxing on the lake, the area offers a great place to unwind. Enjoy boating, fishing, skiing or just soaking up the sun while floating along Lake Oconee.
Roughly translated to mean “great waters,” Lake Oconee boasts a rich Native American history in addition to its wonderful array of festivals, activities and outdoor recreation.
To learn more about the area’s outstanding golf resorts, dining, shopping, where to stay and what’s going on during your planned trip to the area, go to Visit Lake Oconee website.
Greensboro offers the best in outdoor entertainment and there is always something new to explore. You also can learn more at the Greene County Chamber of Commerce.
Greene County School District
The Greene County School District holds grades pre-school to grade 12, that consists of two elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, of two elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, and a charter school. The district has approximately 150 full-time teachers and over 2,280 students.
• Greensboro Elementary
• Union Point Elementary
• Anita White Carson Middle School
• Greene County High School
• Lake Oconee Academy
Greene County Airport
With the growth of tourism in the area, the Greene County Airport has become the “front door” to the community. Located just 12 miles away from the heart of Lake Oconee, the airport services private aircraft and commercially by Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta.
In 2000, the airport received an extensive under drainage and resurfacing of the existing 75 by 5000 ft. runway. Major recent improvements include expansion of the existing aircraft parking ramp to double its present size, additional aircraft hangar space and automobile parking, security fencing for the entire boundary of the airport, and a small terminal building with offices, a pilot’s lounge, a conference room, and restrooms.
Future plans call for the runway to be extended to 5,500 ft. and widened from its present width of 75 ft. to 100 ft. Plans also call for the installation of an Instrument Landing System (ILS) for inclement weather. For more information, call 706-453-7008.
History of the Iron Horse
A 2,000 pound statue of a horse, called the "Iron Horse," sculpted by Abbot Pattison, was erected on the campus of the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, in 1954. It stood there for just under 48 hours. After repeated pranks carried out on it by university students, the sculpture was lent to a professor of agriculture, L.C. Curtis, who moved it to his farm in Greene County.
The "Iron Horse" now is located in a cornfield along Georgia Highway 15 about 11 miles north of the town limits of Greensboro, just beyond the crossing over the Oconee River. The statue is invisible from the highway seasonally when the summer corn crop obscures it. The Order of the Greek Horsemen, a so-called secret society at the University of Georgia, founded in 1955, uses the "Iron Horse" as its symbol.