Introduction to Summerfield, North Carolina
Summerfield, North Carolina, in Guilford county, is 11 miles NW of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center) and 77 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina. The town, which is conveniently located inside the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metropolitan area, has an estimated 7,018 residents.
The community of Summerfield, which was named in honor of John Summerfield, was originally a rural farming community. It is located in Guilford County, which was founded in 1771, and created out of Orange County and Rowan County. Guilford County was named in honor of Francis North, the 1st Earl of Guilford. The first settlers were a group of English Quakers.
Summerfield and Nearby Attractions
- Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
- Natural Science Center of Greensboro
- Museum of Old Domestic Life
- Hanging Rock State Park
- North Carolina Zoo
- Greensboro Arboretum
Things To Do In Summerfield
Summerfield has many lakes including the Martin Lake, Whitaker Lake, Hillside Lake, and Foster Lake. Various activities like hiking, swimming, fishing, camping, boating, and picnicking can be enjoyed at the Hanging Rock State Park, Tanglewood Park, and Emerald Pointe Water Park. The Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, the Greensboro Historical Museum, and the Natural Science Center of Greensboro feature exhibits which shed light on the history and culture of the region.
Piedmont Triad International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Summerfield Higher Education
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Guilford Technical Community College, and High Point University are among the colleges close to Summerfield.