Introduction to Eden, North Carolina
The region now known as the city of Eden was originally a 70,000-acre estate of William Byrd, an English landowner. This 18th century estate was then called "The Land of Eden." Byrd was taken in by the land's lush vegetation and, hence, named it Eden. This name was later adopted by the area's residents when the area was officially incorporated in 1967. Eden became a city when the towns of Spray, Draper, and Leaksville merged. The region had a prosperous textile center, but recent plant closings has led to large scale job losses.
Eden and nearby Attractions
- Virginia Museum of Natural History
- Saint John’s Church
- Greensboro Arboretum
- Smiths Lake
- Eden Mall
- Spray Recreation Park
Things To Do In Eden
The Virginia Museum of Natural History offers valuable insights into the historical and cultural background of the city of Eden. Saint John’s Church, Meadow View Church, Hampton Heights Church, and Kings Highway Christian Church are among the beautiful churches in the city. One can also enjoy shopping at the Eden Mall, Meadow Greens Shopping Center, and the Kingsway Plaza Shopping Center. In addition, the city hosts the annual Ribfest celebration in the month of May.
Piedmont Triad International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Eden Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are provided by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Elon College, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical St. University.