GREENE COUNTY LOCATION & DIRECTIONS, & HIGHWAYS ...Representing Greene County, Pennsylvania
Greene County Office Building, 3rd Floor
93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5210 / Fax: 724-627-5428
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., MondayFriday
Even though Greene County is rural . . . it is located within a 500 mile radius of 49 percent of the United States population, more than 53 percent of the U.S. buying income, more than 50 percent of total U.S. retail sales and 20 metropolitan areas each exceeding 1 million people.
The county has a total area of 578 square miles (1,497 km˛), of which, 576 square miles (1,491 km˛) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km˛) of it (0.36%) is water.
Adjacent Counties include: Washington County to the north; Fayette County to the east; Marshall County, West Virginia (west); Monongalia County, West Virginia to the south; and to our southwest is Wetzel County, West Virginia.
Waynesburg serves as the county seat for Greene County, offering the best of small-town American life as well as convenient proximity to culture, entertainment, sports and higher education opportunities. Situated in the center of Greene County, with its rolling hills and forests that put on a brilliant display each fall, Waynesburg serves as the connector to dozens of interesting cities and towns in all directions.
Our area schools are small enough for every child to have the opportunity for a great foundation, with a chance to be active in several sports. There are numerous higher education choices within a 50-mile radius. The lifestyle here offers plenty of shopping, dining, and community service opportunities but less traffic and shorter lines at the grocery stores.
Waynesburg is one of those rare communities that has maintained an old-fashioned, small-town flavor through it 200-plus year history. It's a great place to raise your children and it's a wonderful place to retire; many residents feel that the nearby metropolitan areas are a nice place to visit, but they are glad to call Waynesburg their home!
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE COUNTY SEAT IN DOWNTOWN WAYNESBURG
From Erie, PA Take I-79 South to Waynesburg, Exit 14 (approximately 3-1/2 hours)
From Pittsburgh, PA Take I-79 South to Waynesburg, Exit 14 (approximately 1 hour)
From Greater Pittsburgh International Airport Take PA-60 South from the Airport, then merge onto PA-22 East. Then take the I-79 South exit towards Washington, take exit #14. (Approximately 1 hour)
And just due north is "little" Washington, about 25 minutes away from Waynesburg.
Follow I-79 North to Waynesburg, Exit 14 (Approximately 3 hours from Charleston; 1/2 hour from Morgantown, home of West Virginia University)
From Philadelphia, PA Take PA Turnpike West to New Stanton, PA, Exit 75. Pick up I-70 West at New Stanton. Take I-70 West to I-79 South to Waynesburg, Exit 14 (Approximately 6 hours)
From Uniontown, PA Route 21 West toward Waynesburg (Approximately 1/2 hour from Uniontown).
From Central Ohio -- West Virginia Panhandle Take I-70 east to Washington, PA. Take I-79 South to Waynesburg, Exit 14 (Approximately 45 minutes from Wheeling; 3 hours from Columbus)
Once off the I-79 interstate, proceed toward the town of Waynesburg on Rt. 21 (Roy Furman Highway) past the fairgrounds to the traffic light at Rt. 19 intersection (approximately 2 miles), bearing right at the light; proceed along to High Street. Greene County Courthouse is located on the right at 10 E. High Street; the County Office Building is on the left at 93 E. High Street.
The Sheriff's Office is located on the lower level of the courthouse. For additional assistance, please call 724-852-5210 or toll-free at 1-888-852-5399.
Pennsylvania Route 18 the southernmost segments of one of the few Pennsylvania state routes to touch two state borders, this route begins at the West Virginia border in Freeport Township; after winding through the rolling hills of southwestern Greene County, it forms a consignment with Route 21 to reach the county seat in Waynesburg, before twisting back toward the northwest and into Washington County.
U.S. Route 19 although mostly parallel to and bypassed by the interstate system, this highway is a key north-south link in the county; entering from West Virginia and exiting into rural Washington County, this route connects a variety of small communities to Waynesburg, through which it is briefly cosigned with Route 21.
Pennsylvania Route 21 known as the Roy E. Furman Highway, this route is the east-west backbone of the county; the route begins at the border with the West Virginia panhandle, then winds through sparely populated western townships to Waynesburg; after forming the town’s main street, it includes a four-lane segment that features many of the region’s big box stores and commercial strips; the route alternates between two and four-lanes as it travels through hilly eastern villages before crossing the Monongahela River into Fayette County.
Interstate 79 as part of its journey between Morgantown, West Virginia and suburban Pittsburgh, this interstate highway breezes through Greene County, providing access to Waynesburg and several small communities.
Pennsylvania Route 88 part of a long, winding route that travels slowly through suburban Pittsburgh and the Monongahela Valley, this highway runs through small boroughs such as Carmichaels and Rices Landing during its stretch through the county, before exiting on a bridge over the Monongahela to reach its terminus in the small Fayette County town of Point Marion.
Pennsylvania Route 188 this short rural access route connects Franklin Township, which holds Waynesburg’s business district, with Morgan Township and Jefferson Township, before ending at its parent highway, Route 88.
Pennsylvania Route 218 this short rural access road connects Waynesburg with a West Virginia highway of the same number, after traveling through an sparely populated area.
Pennsylvania Route 221 this winding highway traverses northern townships in the county, entering from rural areas of Washington County and ending in Morgan Township at Route 188.
Pennsylvania Route 231 the final miles of this highway straddle the Washington-Greene County line, as the highway briefly enters Morris Township in its waning segments.
Historically, transportation corridors have directed patterns of development and they continue to play a fundamental role in the quality of life and economic prosperity of any community. The connectivity among residential areas, recreational and commercial centers, and industrial hubs is often a central factor to the quality of life for residents and is a determining factor for employers in choosing new business locations. Perhaps the most obvious is the aspect of industrial and heavy manufacturing land uses that rely on regional transportation networks to move freight and other goods. Such intense development uses require accessibility to rail, regional highways, waterways, and airports, which often generates noise, air quality, traffic, and/or safety concerns that are not compatible with residential uses.
Greene County is centrally located 20 miles between I-70 north and I-68 south via I-79. Less than an hour from Pittsburgh International Airport (products can easily be transported from just about anywhere in the county).
Interstate 79 (I-79) is a limited access, Interstate Highway that traverses Greene County in a north to south direction and provides regional connections south to Morgantown and Charleston, West Virginia; and north to Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania. Interstate 79 enters the northern edge of Greene County in Washington Township and exits at the southern border in Perry Township for a total distance of 21.9 miles of interstate roadway in Greene County.
Other principal arterials include Routes 43, 19, and 40.
State Route 21 and State Route 88 continue to be the major thoroughfares within the County; and besides I-79, State Route 21 between Waynesburg and Fayette County remains the most heavily traveled road.
Mountain Line's Grey Line daily service will stop at the Waynesburg Airport at 10:40 AM on the way north to Pittsburgh International Airport and at 3:00 PM on the return trip to Morgantown. A complete copy of the schedule and details on their services are located on the Mountain Line website at www.busride.org. Passengers are encouraged to make advance reservations.
Greene County Transportation Program transports elibigle riders to and from destinations in and around Greene County. The program is available to Greene County residents only, pre-registration is required. For more information call 724-627-6778 / Toll free 1-877-360-7433 (Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM)
The Greene County Airport can accept light aircraft and international air terminals and air-freight services are available at the Greater Pittsburgh Airport, just one hour away. For busy company executives who want to maximize their time and build efficiency in their travel schedule, the Greene County Airport provides an ideal tool and another competitive advantage for the planned EverGreene Technology Park. The airport is a public use, general aviation airport. It currently has hanger space for XX aircraft and serves XX pilots. There is also a flight school on premises for beginners or continuing pilot education and training. The 3,500' X 75' bit runway can sufficiently accommodate most light aviation needs.
Rail: Major railroads operating in the County is Norfolk Southern.
Water: The Monongahela River provides a link to ports along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. An estimated 36.8 million tons of coal, petroleum and other materials are shipped along the Monongahela River each year.
For general information, please contact the Information Services at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399. County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370