This site is your resource to explore and discover more about the possibilities of the land known as the Gibsonville Prison Farm. The farm is also known as the Guilford County Prison Farm and was established in 1935 on 806 acres of rural land in the far northeast corner of Guilford County overlapping the Alamance County line.
In April of 2015 the farm ceased serving as a detention center for low risk inmates and control passed from the Sheriff’s office to Guilford County Facilities, Parks and Property Management . It was during this time that I became aware of this beautiful and historic property. As a member of the Public History Masters Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro I am creating this website as part of my 2016 Capstone research project. While the individuals from the Guilford County Sheriff’s department and the Department of Facilities and Parks have been extremely helpful and gracious, all opinions expressed or implied on this webpage are strictly my own and in no way reflect the opinions, decisions, or intentions of those departments.
This website is not a comprehensive history of the farm and will instead focus on two key areas: how the it can serve the community today and why preserving this place and all its historical layers matters for our future.
Thank you for taking the time to visit this resource and for your patience as the page continues to grow and develop.
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