Greene Arc of Greene County:
The Arc — Greene Arc, Inc. is a private, nonprofit corporation providing residential, vocational, day support, job support, job opportunities, advocacy, and mental health/recovery services to citizens with disabilities of Greene and surrounding counties. Our goal is to promote the independence and employment of individuals with disabilities. Click HERE for more information or call 724-627-5511.
Greene Arc Recycling Facility — 197 Dunns Station Road at Prosperity, PA (Washington Township, Greene County, PA). FMI, call 724-852-3062 or visit their website at www.greenearc.org
or call 724-627-5511.
Parks, Recreation, businesses, etc:
Washington Township Park (approx. 6 acres): has 2 ball fields, pavilion (seating for approx. 75), basketball court, playground, restroom, bleachers, lighting. Playground equipment includes 4 new swings, jungle gym (dome), and spring animals. To make Park Reservations, contact Diane Headlee at 724-627-6471.
Seldom Seen Farm Stables: Established in 2009, a family owned and operated business, nestled in the quiet little valley of Ruff Creek; just a few minutes east of Waynesburg in Greene County and near the Washington County line in Pennsylvania. You don't need to own a horse, you can ride one of ours (saddleseat riding discipline, lessons for all ages). Contact Mandy at 724-998-7335 or 724-852-3084.
Lippencott Alpacas: (Website www.lippencottalpacas.com
) Route 221 east of Ruff Creek Store.
Nanny's Creative Learning Center: located at 504 Washington Road, Waynesburg, PA (724-852-1134)
Ruff Creek General Store
, is the oldest continuously operating general store in southwestern Pennsylvania. Ruff Creek General Store was opened in 1925 by the brothers Shirk who sold it in 1947 to Guy Lemmon.
The Cox / Lippencott Covered Bridge sits across the Ruff Creek stream. The Cox / Lippencott Farm Bridge boasts a slightly unusual design, as it is covered with white horizontal clapboard siding on both the exterior sides and the portals. Like most other Greene County covered bridges, the Lippincott / Cox Farm Bridge is located on a heavily traveled township road in an open rural area. This bridge was constructed in 1943 because of a shortage of steel during the war years; it was revamped in August 2012.
COX FARM (LIPPENCOTT) COVERED BRIDGE:
Bridge Number: 2023 (County BMS Number: 30 7213 0568 2023)
Year built: 1940 (bridge was constructed due to a shortage of steel during the war years).
Builder: Nancy Davis' father and/or grandfather
Bridge Dimensions: 17'8" x 15'
Truss Type: Kingpost
Lat/Long Coordinance: N39 56.59 | W80 07.55
Bridge Location & Waterway: Located on a heavily traveled township road in an open rural area. Spans Ruff Creek in Morgan Township.
Directions to bridge: NW of Jefferson in Morgan Township, PA188 west 2.5 miles from junction with Pine Street in Jefferson, NW on PA221 1.8 miles, south on Kennel Road 50' to the bridge.
Description: shortest covered bridge in Greene County; weight Limit 4 tons; bridge has white siding horizontal board; no windows; with sheet metal roof. One concrete abutment, one stone & mortar reinforced with concrete abutment; concrete wingwalls; supported by five steel beams. Easy drive.
Cox Covered Bridge Puzzle
Cox Covered Bridge scheduled for rehabitation — click here for story (Observer-Reporter, 8/8/2012)
Bethlehem Baptist Church of Ruff Creek , Bates Fork Baptist Church of Sycamore
Bates Fork Cemetery, Bethlehem Cemetery, Blaker Cemetery, Huffman Cemetery, Simmons Cemetery, Sycamore Cemetery, Taylor Cemetery
Streams and creeks:
Craig Run, Bates Fork, Mud Lick Run, Walkers Run, Jersey Run, Boyd Run, Pettit Run, Ruff Creek.