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Greensboro Borough
Municipality within Greene County, Pennsylvania


Public Request Contacts: Keith McManus, Mayor
Mary Shine, President Borough Council


Greensboro Borough Building
Front Street, PO Box 153, Greensboro, PA 15338
Phone: 724-943-3612
Monday—Friday

Borough Website: www.greensboropa.com
Bobtown Community Revitalization Board
NatGreene Website — www.natgreene.org (the Nathanael Greene Historical Foundation)

Greensboro/Mon Township Volunteer Fire Department: to report a fire dial 911 / for business calls Only: 724-943-3800

Greensboro Borough was settled 1781 and incorporated on January 13, 1879, from Monongahela Township. The borough is in 9th Congressional District, the 46th Senatorial District, and the 50th Legislative District of Pennsylvania.


Greensboro Borough Officials: (Updated 2/14/2014)
MAYOR: Keith McManus TAX COLLECTOR: Rita King
SECRETARY: Jane Descuter — 724-943-3612 SOLICITOR:
Linda Chambers, Waynesburg, PA
CONSTABLE: John Lacich ENGINEER: K2 Engineering
COUNCIL:
Mary Shine, President
Shawn McManiss, Vice President
Charles Mallory, President interim
Todd Perry
Tom Flynn
BOROUGH OFFICE MANAGER:
Darlene Urban Garrett
ELM STREET MANAGER: Darlene Urban Garrett
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: Norm George
SEWAGE: 100% public sewage
Scheduled Meeting Dates: 1st Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. — in the Borough Office (Log Cabin)
November meeting date: Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Agenda meeting date: Last Tuesday every month at 6:30 p.m.
Board Meeting Minutes: Please contact the borough office regarding their meeting notes.
Borough Permits, Grants, and/or Ordiances: Please contact the borough office at 724-943-3612.

More about Greensboro Borough:
  • Children living within within Greensboro Borough — attend schools within the Southeastern Greene School District and include the following schools:
    • Bobtown Elementary School — Phone: 724-839-7241
    • Mapletown High — Phone: 724-943-3401
    • Mapletown Middle & High School — Phone: 724-943-3401
    • Superintendent — Phone: 724-943-3630

  • Voting Precinct for Greensboro Borough: is temporarily (Nov 2008) located in the LOG CABIN at the corner of Front & County Streets, in downtown Greensboro. Once the renovations are completed on the fire department building, voting will resume at the Greensboro Fire Department on Front Street. (VFD — Phone: 724-943-3800). For more information, go to: Polling Precincts or contact the Greene County Elections Office at 724-852-5304.


  • Greensboro Borough Coordinance: Latitude: 39°47'34"N, Longitude: 79°54'44"W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²). 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (26.67%) is water.

    Greensboro is located on the west bank of the Monongahela River in Greene County, PA. It lies directly across the river from New Geneva, Fayette County, and just a couple of miles down river from Friendship Hill National Park. A broader perspective places Greensboro 70 miles south of Pittsburgh and 10 miles north of the West Virginia state line.


  • Deed Transfers: A deed is the document that transfers ownership of real estate. It contains the names of the old and new owners and a legal description of the property, and is signed by the person transferring the property. Property Deeds for Greene County are recorded in our Office of Register and Recorder, located in the Greene County Courthouse, Room 100, 10 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370 (Phone: 724-852-5283). For more information, go to: Recorder of Deeds. Click here for deed transfers recorded within Greensboro Borough of Greene County, Pennsylvania.


  • Comprehensive Plan with Demographics: Almost two years after beginning the process, eight municipalities in southeastern Greene County held a final public meeting Monday, October 27, 2008 on a draft of their multi-municipal comprehensive plan. Municipalities participating in the effort included Carmichaels and Greensboro Boroughs and Cumberland, Dunkard, Greene, Monongahela, Perry and Wayne Townships. The November 3, 2008 the final draft plan was ready for the 45-day comment period (to end on December 19, 2008); click here to view the Southeastern Greene County Cooperative Communities Comprehensive Plan. For more information, read the News Articles
    Also see the Greene County Comprehensive Plan prepared by the Department of Economic Development.
Some History of Greensboro Borough:
  • Early History of Greensboro — The village of “Delight”, as Greensboro was initially known, was so named by the Mingo Indians in recognition of the rich farmland stretching along the banks of the Monongahela River.

    As the Mingo Indians guarded their hunting grounds and their heritage, the first white men began to explore this area as early as 1752. Relations between the Indians and the white men began peacefully, but as the white men continued to infringe on the Indians land, fighting ensued as is remembered in the Corbly Family Massacre.

    The first white settler of Delight was a lone explorer-trader, John Badolet, who was a close friend of John Minor, the leader of the first group to settle in the area presently known as Mapletown.

    In the early 1780’s Elias Stone, a wealthy squire, bought Delight and divided it into streets and blocks. The streets still carry the original names given them by Elias Stone.

    On February 9th, 1790 the growing village was named Greensburgh in honor of the Revolutionary War Hero, Nathanael Greene.

    Albert Gallatin, a partner in the Albert Gallatin Company, purchased lots in Greensburgh in 1795. On a trip to Washinton, D.C. he met a group of German glass blowers who were heading to Kentucky to form their own company. He urged them to consider settling in Greensburgh. The group settled in New Geneva in 1790 and the plant operated there until 1805 when it moved to the northern section of Greensburgh, later called Old Glassworks.

    By 1807 the quality of Glassworks Glass was recognized as superior throughout the country. Old Glassworks did a booming business and prosperity filled the streets of Greensburgh. Albert Gallatin sold his interest in the glass factory to the Kramers, who operated it until 1849.

    Although the Glassworks Glass Factory closed in 1849, by 1859 the town, now known as Greensboro, was flourishing with 500 inhabitants. Much of the success of the town was due to river trade and travel and other industries such as the pottery business and the Tile Manufacturing Company which produced roof tile. Souvenirs of both industries are still treasured by many residents in the form of Greensboro Crocks and roof tile with the inscription JBH-Patent 1871.

    During this period many of the present churches in the community began to form in the following order: the Greensburgh Lutheran Church, the Presbyterian , the Baptist, the Methodist, and the Catholic Church. Most of these groups began by meeting for worship in a members home until actual buildings could be established. The first church was built by the Presbyterians in 1823, but it burned and was not rebuilt until 1840. The building of other churches followed.

    It is apparent that many changes have taken place from the early days of "Delight" to present day Greensboro. The glass factory, the pottery industry , the tile company and the coal mining industry have all disappeared. Only the importance of the winding Monongahela River remains the same. Residents of Greensboro, however, will agree that whatever the changes, Greensboro is still a "DELIGHT". (Written by: Margaret Kramer & Janice Flynn and extracted from the Bi-Centennial Cookbook, 1981 ed.)


  • Greensboro Borough — was settled 1781 and incorporated on January 13, 1879, from Monongahela Township. Located in Congressional District 12, 46th Senatorial District and 50th Legislative District of Pennsylvania.

    Coal, transportation and artesian industries such as glass and pottery have each been prominent to the history of Southeastern Greene County. Although, the importance of these industries have ebbed and flowed through the years, the residents pay homage to them through a series of history themed festivals and celebrations.

  • The Greensboro Historic District was added in 1995 and is roughly bounded by County, Second, Walnut, Front and Clear Streets and the Monongahela River. The Greensboro Historic District is comprised of 14 acres and contains 29 contributing buildings. The historic significance to this district is the architecture, which is primarily Queen Anne and Italianate in style. The period of significance for this district is 1750 to 1949. The structures contain a mix of commercial business, religious uses, a theatre, and residential dwellings. For additional information and history of early Greensboro, click here.

    Local history gives the honor of establishing the first serious pottery operation to one Alexander Vance who arrived in the early years of the 19th century and, while still in his teens, began a potter’s trade in Greensboro. Click here to read more about Greensboro pottery.
Notable Interests within Greensboro Borough:
  1. Greensboro Events:
    • Farmer's Fair & Market — opens early-May thru mid-October, every Saturday from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM (rain or shine). The market is located at the gazebo in the heart of Greensboro, and offers a scenic view of the Monongahela River and the beautifully restored historical sites. The Nathanael Greene Historical Foundation and the Greensboro Elm Street Project sponsors the event and the Greensboro Elm Street Program.

    • "Paddle on the Mon" — will be held on Father's Day, June 17, 2012 starting at 1:00 pm, at Glassworks Boat Launch. Once orientation is completed, paddlers start at the boat ramp and head upriver past the Old Greensboro Lock No. 7 then turn around and head along the Fayette County side with the exploring of Georges Creek (depending upon the water level) before heading back to the launch. Paddle hours are noon to about 3 p.m., weather permitting. It's suggested if you have your own canoe or kayak, sign up and bring it down, whether you are curious about recreational paddling, or just want to join in the fun. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission provides 16 canoes, more than 12 kayaks and paddles each year. The staff also provides introduction to water safety. Also visit www.natgreene.org

    • "Art Blast on the Mon" & Community Day — an annual art festival sponsored by the Nathanael Greene Historical Foundation, for more information call Mary Shine at 724-943-4462 or visit www.natgreene.org

    • Annual Car Show — held at the Ice Plant Restaurant Pavillion, for more information call Lisa Miller at 724-998-8242.

    • Holiday Craft Blast — always held on the 2nd Saturday in December, starting at 9:00 AM at the Waynesburg Readiness Center; and sponsored by the Nathanael Greene Historical Foundation, for more information visit www.natgreene.org or call Mary Shine at 724-943-4462.

    • Click here for additional events

  2. Greensboro's Pottery:
    Local history gives the honor of establishing the first serious pottery operation to one Alexander Vance who arrived in the early years of the 19th century and, while still in his teens, began a potter’s trade in Greensboro. For additional information about Greensboro pottery, go to: www.greensboropa.com


  3. Historical Properties:
    • Alexander V. Boughner House — (on National Register Listed Properties since 3/9/1995) at the junction of 2nd and Minor Streets.
    • Glassworks — Core House (on National Register Listed Properties since 7/27/1995) on Rt. 451
    • Greensboro Historical District — (on National Register Listed Properties since 11/7/1995) on Front Street in Greensboro Borough.
    • Greensboro Public School — (on National Register Listed Properties since 3/9/1995) at the junction of 2nd and Clear Streets.
    • James Jones House — (on National Register Listed Properties since 3/9/1995) at the junction of Front and Stone Streets
    • James Parreco House — (on National Register Listed Properties since 3/9/1995) at the junction of 3rd and Clear Streets

  4. Parks, Recreation, Trails, and Attractions:
    • Greensboro Historical Log Cabin — is available for small party rentals (rental Cost: $75 for 4-hours), for more information or to make reservations call 724-943-3612.
    • Heritage Festival — "Art Blast on the Mon" is a celebration of the arts and their importance in the history and future of Greensboro Borough. The festival first began in 2006 to promote the importance of arts in the Greensboro community. The two-day celebration and conference also pays homage to the glass and pottery industries, which played such an important role in the founding of the Greensboro community.
    • Mon View Park — Community Center, picnic shelters, playground, pool, basketball court, baseball field, volleyball, skating rink.
    • Mon View Park — located at 377 Stoney Hill Road. Includes a swimming pool, picnic pavilions, parking, ball fields, playground, and roller skating rink. For more information contact the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.
    • Warrior Trail — Hiking
    • Greensboro Monongahela Township VFD — Bingo every Thursday
    • Greensboro Gazebo — located on Front Street, is a 50-foot structure with a great view of the Mon River; perfect setting for prom pictures, weddings, fellowship, etc. Is available for rent (rental Cost: $75 for 4-hours), for more information or to make reservations call 724-943-3612.
    • Greensboro Walking & Biking Trail — 1.25 miles, starts at Mon View Park and ends at Lock #7.
    • Mon River Access: The PA Fish and Boat Commission boat ramp in Glassworks, across from the Ice Plant restaurant, at 342 Stoney Hill Road Greensboro, PA 15338, provides ample parking. The docks and piers also provide a pleasant spot to fish. Paddlers can launch their canoe or kayak at the Volunteer Fire Department on Front Street or at the old ferry landing at the bottom of County Street.

  5. Organizations:
    • Volunteer Fire Department — with meeting space available
    • Greensboro/Mon. Township VFW — Phone: 724-943-3048
    • Nathanel Greene Historic Foundation — Phone: 724-943-4462
    • Historic Monon Center, Inc. — a non-profit organization.
    • Elm Street Designation — Greensboro has been awarded an Elm Street Planning Grant providing a great opportunity to preserve elements that still make Greensboro a great place; historical pottery, fishing, and natural resources.

  6. Churches: Greensboro Baptist Church (Greensboro), Sugar Grove Baptist Church (RD Greensboro), Greensboro Presbyterian Church (Greensboro),


  7. Cemeteries: Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Greensboro (old) Cemetery, Greensboro (old) M.E. Church Cemetery


  8. Local Businesses: (not a comprehensive listing)
    Business: Description: Address: Phone/Website:
    Captain's Watch Bed &
    Breakfast
    106 Water St
    PO Box 164
    Greensboro, PA 15338
    724-943-3131
    www.thecaptainswatch.net
    Cornerstone Care Medical/
    Health Care
    7 Glassworks Rd
    Greensboro, PA 15338
    724-943-3309
    www.cornerstonecare.com
    Gideon's Garage Service
    Station
    1876 S. Eighty-Eight Rd
    Greensboro, PA 15338
    724-943-3882
    Greensboro 50-ft
    Gazebo
    Events
    Attraction
    Front Street
    Greensboro, PA 15338
    724-943-3612
    Greensboro Baptist
    Church
    Protestant
    Services
    115 Water Street
    (P.O. Box 383)
    Greensboro, PA 15338
    Greensboro
    -Monongahela
    Township VFD
    Social Hall
    Rental
    416 Front St.
    P.O. Box 291
    Greensboro, PA 15338
    Rental: 724-943-3313
    Bus: 724-843-3800
    Greensboro Presyterian
    Church
    Protestant
    Services
    401 2nd St.
    P.O. Box 245
    Greensboro, PA 15338
     
    Greensboro Storage
    Units
    Self
    Storage
    Stoney Hill Rd
    Greensboro, PA 15338
    724-943-9877
    Haywood Auto Repair Body
    Shop
    2 Diamond St
    Greensboro, PA 15338
    724-358-2003
    Holy Family
    Catholic Church
    Catholic
    Services
    Stoney Hill Rd
    P.O. Box 383
    Greensboro, PA 15338
     
    Ice Plant Restaurant 342 Stoney Hill Rd
    Greensboro, PA 15338
    724-943-4324/3890
    Jerry's Transmission Services Mechianic
    Services
    403 Front St
    Greensboro, PA 15338
    724-943-4044
    Log Cabin Meeting
    Place
    101 Front St
    Greensboro, PA 15338
    724-943-3612
    Mike's Wheel Alignment Mechanic
    Services
    208 Maple Ridge Rd
    Greensboro, PA 15338
    724-943-4076
    Mon View Park Greene County
    Parks & Rec
    Stoney Hill Rd
    Greensboro, PA 15338
    724-852-5323
    www.co.greene.pa.us
    Mon View Park Swimming Pool
    Community
    Center
    Stoney Hill Rd
    Greensboro, PA 15338
    724-852-5323
    724-943-3201

    www.co.greene.pa.us
    PocketSize
    Productions
    Pottery 127 Front St
    Greensboro, PA 15338
    724-998-8484
    pocketsizeproductions.com
    Riverrun Books
    & Prints
    Books &
    Prints
    106 County St
    P.O. Box 256
    Greensboro, PA 15338
    724-943-4944
    Rt. 88 Auto Sales Used Cars &
    Collision
    Services
    1722 S. Eighty-Eight
    Rd, Greensboro, PA 15338
    724-943-4008
    Sugar Grove
    Baptist Church
    Protestant
    Services
    1425 S. Eighty-Eight
    Rd, Greensboro, PA 15338
     
    The Grocery Bag Food Mart 306 Stoney Hill Rd
    Greensboro, PA 15338
    724-943-3333
    Trinity3 Designs Custom Designs 333 2nd St
    Greensboro, PA 153538
    724-843-3210
Pennsylvania Local Government:
(Information Source: wikipedia.org (Wikipedia, the Free Online Encyclopedia))
Local government in Pennsylvania is a mosaic of 5,334 individual units. All were established by the State or provincial government and operate under laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Each unit is distinct and independent of other local units, although they may overlap geographically and may act together to serve the public. Greensboro Borough is located within Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States; its population was 295 at the 2000 census.

Informative Links:

For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370


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