Greenwood was founded Sept. 30, 1823. The original land owners, who were descendants of Dutch immigrants, came from Mercer County, Kentucky. A log cabin was built on or near this site by John B. and Jane Brewer Smock. The first church (Presbyterian) . . . — — Map (db m69294) HM
Presbyterians formed the first church in Greenwood on Dec. 31, 1825, and erected the first church building in Johnson County on or near this site in early 1826. The meeting house and surrounding cemetery occupied two acres of land that were donated . . . — — Map (db m69295) HM
By 1832 neighbors were using this site for family burials.
October 31, 1851, Francis and Rachel Dobbins in consideration of $18 deeded to Hiram Henry, Bethany Presbyterian - Conrad McClain, Hurricane Baptist - Oliver Harbert, Rocklane . . . — — Map (db m69327) HM
James T. And Laura B. Polk started what became the largest cannery west of Baltimore by first canning tomatoes on their kitchen stove in 1872. “Polk’s Best” brand of canned vegetables were sold world wide for many years. The huge factory . . . — — Map (db m69313) HM
The Community House was erected as a memorial to James T. And Laura Polk by their son and daughter, Ralph Polk and Pearl Polk Dungan. It was dedicated as the center for many varied activities on Feb. 5, 1920. The building has contained the public . . . — — Map (db m69310) HM
The first bank, the Bank of Greenwood, was started in 1892 in a brick building that was built on this site by Grafton Johnson. It became the Greenwood Banking Co. In 1893 and was The First National Bank from 1906 to 1930, when the banking firm moved . . . — — Map (db m69316) HM