The town of Greensboro was granted on August 20, 1781 by the Vermont Legislature. The charter was issued under the name of Coltkiln (sometimes rendered incorrectly as Colt Hill). However, the new town that had been granted as Coltkiln was suddenly and without any explanation chartered as Greensboro.
The harvesting and sale of ice became big business from the late 1800s until the late 1930s since farmers needed large amounts for keeping milk and butter cool during warm summer days and for shipping on the railroad. At one point three commercial ice houses in Greensboro harvested 180,000 tons of ice in 2-3 weeks from mid-January to mid-February.
The town includes the places of Campbells Corners, East Greensboro, Gebbie Corner, Greensboro Four Corners, Greensboro Bend, The Four Corners, Tolmans Corner, and Burlington Point. The population at the 2010 US Census was 762.   
- Glimpes Of Greensboro's History - published by the Greensboro Historical Society.
- The History of Greensboro : the first two hundred years, by Peter D Watson and Susan Bartlett Weber (1990) - find this book in a library.
- A history of Greensboro' and the Congregational Church : a semi-centennial discourse delivered November 24, 1854, by James P Stone (1855) - find this book in a library.
FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
Orleans Probate Division
247 Main Street
Newport, VT · 05855
Phone: (802) 334-3305
The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Greensboro. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Orleans County, website at this link.
- Baker Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Greensboro Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Lincoln-Noyes Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Mitchell-McLaren Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Saint Michaels Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1905-2000, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Greensboro Town Clerk's Office. These include Town and vital records of Greensboro, Vermont, 1814-2000, and Land records, 1831-1912.
Greensboro Town Clerk
81 Lauredon Ave.
Greensboro, VT 05841
Phone: (802) 533-2911
Libraries and Historical Societies
Greensboro Free Library
53 Wilson Street
Greensboro, VT 05841
Phone: (802) 533-2531
Greensboro Historical Society
29 Breezy Avenue
P.O. Box 151
Greensboro, Vermont 05841
Phone: (802) 533-2457
Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.
- Greensboro, Vermont - Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensboro,_Vermont
- About Greensboro, Vermont - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/greensboro.html#about
- Greensboro, Vermont - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/OrleansGreensboro.html