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Waynesburg in Greene County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Greene County

 
 
Greene County Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
1. Greene County Marker
Inscription.  Formed February 9, 1796 from Washington County. Named for Gen. Nathanael Greene. Waynesburg, the county seat named for Gen. Anthony Wayne, was incorporated in 1816. Site of Waynesburg College, founded 1849. Near Ten Mile is birthplace of Gov. Edward Martin.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 9, 1807.
 
Location. 39° 53.781′ N, 80° 11.208′ W. Marker is in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street (U.S. 19) and Washington Street, on the right when traveling east on High Street. Marker is on the county courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesburg PA 15370, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Combat Wounded Veterans (here, next to this marker); Greene County World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker);
Greene County Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
2. Greene County Marker
The grand former Fort Jackson Hotel, now county offices, is in background.
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Greene County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Company K, 110th U.S. Infantry (10th PA) World War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greene County’s First Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Monument Park (about 700 feet away); Greene County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. County Courthouses of Pennsylvania. 2001 book by Oliver P. Williams. “When the courthouse [, a copy of the one in Fayette County,] was built [in 1852], David Blythe, who sculpted the Lafayette statue for Fayette County, was invited to make one of Greene for this courthouse. However, his price of $300 was deemed too high by the Greene County commissioners. They found a local woodworker named Bradley Mahanna, who agreed to make one for $100.” (Submitted on June 28, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 

2. Greene County - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Greene County Government. Official Site (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Greene County Courthouse in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 18, 2009
3. Greene County Courthouse in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
General Nathaniel Greene Atop the Greene County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 18, 2009
4. General Nathaniel Greene Atop the Greene County Courthouse
This 1925 bronze by an unknown artist is approx 10 feet tall. It is a copy of the original wood sculpture designed by Dominicus Haas and carved by Bradley Mahana that was destroyed by fire. —from the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System Arts Inventories Catalog.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,027 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on June 28, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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