Introduction to Burlington, North Carolina
Burlington, North Carolina, in Alamance county, is 19 miles E of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center) and 50 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina.The city is considered part of the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metropolitan area. Burlington has a population of 44,917.
Burlington was founded in 1857 and known as the Town of Company Shops. It was so named because the North Carolina Railroad Company established offices and shops in this area in the 1850s in order to build and repair its track. The North Carolina Railroad Company closed its offices and shops in 1886. It was renamed Burlington in February 1887. It was incorporated as a city on February 14, 1893.
Burlington and nearby Attractions
- Tannenbaum Park
- Alamance County Historical Museum
- Cedarock Park
- Alamance Battleground State Historic Site
- Glencoe Mill Village
- North Carolina Zoo
Things To Do In Burlington
Burlington has several open spaces and parks such as Robinson Park, Oakdale Town and Country Park, North Park, Fairchild Park, and Sellars Memorial Park. It is also worth visiting the Alamance County Historical Museum, Alamance Battleground State Historic Site, and Glencoe Mill Village. Shopping can be enjoyed at Edgewood Village Shopping Center and Holly Hill Mall. The city also provides easy access to Greensboro Arboretum, Emerald Pointe Water Park, and North Carolina Zoo.
Air transportation is available from Danville Regional Airport.
Burlington Higher Education
Facilities for higher education are provided at several colleges and universities including Elon College, Guilford Technical Community College, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.