Colfax, North Carolina

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Unincorporated community & census-designated place
Colfax is located in North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°06′45″N 80°00′52″W / 36.11250°N 80.01444°W / 36.11250; -80.01444Coordinates: 36°06′45″N 80°00′52″W / 36.11250°N 80.01444°W / 36.11250; -80.01444
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Guilford
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Colfax is a small unincorporated community located in Guilford County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the census-designated place had a population of 2,469. Colfax is located at (36.11, -80.01).

The community is a suburb of Greensboro and is located in the center of the Piedmont Triad. Its main attraction is the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, where people shop for fresh food from local farmers. Its main school is Colfax Elementary, which is part of the Guilford County School System. It is also the location of one of fifteen Piano and Organ Distributors, one of the largest piano sellers in the country.

In 2000, the community attempted to incorporate, but failed after a joint commission found that the proposed limits were not sufficient for incorporation under North Carolina law, lacking under the population density requirement. On June 30, 2008 the city of Greensboro annexed the main part of Colfax into the city limits, though some of Colfax is still unincorporated.


The Col. Isaac Beeson House, Endsley-Morgan House, and Shaw-Cude House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]


Colfax is home to the Colfax Persimmon Festival, which held its fourth annual event in November 2011. The gathering is held on a historic farm on Bunker Hill Road north of the main road through town.

Triad Park, which splits the border between Guilford County and Forsyth County, is a popular destination for outdoor activities and gatherings.


The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Colfax has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[2]

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