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Encyclopedia > Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Downtown Greensburg with Offutt Field in view
Coordinates: 40°25′52″N, 79°45′55″W
Country United States of America
State Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
Incorporated February 9, 1799
Government
 - Mayor Karl Eisaman (D)
Area
 - City  4.2 sq mi (10.8 km²)
Elevation  1,017 ft (339 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 15,889
 - Density 3,746.1/sq mi (1,446.9/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: www.city.greensburg.pa.us

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The city is named after Nathaniel Greene, a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. Greensburg is the county seat of Westmoreland CountyGR6. Nathanael Greene Nathanael Greene (July 27, 1742 (O.S.)–June 19, 1786), was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Illustration depicting uniforms and weapons used during the 1779 to 1783 period of the American Revolution by showing four soldiers standing in an informal group General George Washington, was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army on June 15, 1775. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries French Monarchy Spanish Empire Dutch Republic Oneida and Tuscarora tribes Polish volunteers Prussian volunteers Kingdom of Great Britain Iroquois Confederacy Hessian mercenaries Loyalists Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Gilbert de La Fayette Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez Tadeusz KoÅ›ciuszko Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Sir... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Westmoreland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...


Located southeast of Pittsburgh, Greensburg is a major business and cultural center in Western Pennsylvania. It is evident as the city's population doubles during work hours. The city ranks seventh in Pennsylvania in terms of daytime growth, behind Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, King of Prussia, Lancaster and State College. It also ranks 16th in the United States for daytime growth among towns with a resident population between 15,000 to 24,999. [1] City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... Wall Street, Manhattan is the location of the New York Stock Exchange and is often used as a symbol for the world of business. ... A cultural center is an organization, usually located in a building or complex, that promotes cultural arts. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Dauphin Incorporated 1791 Charter 1860 Government  - Mayor Stephen R. Reed (D) Area  - City  11. ... King of Prussia is an unincorporated community in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Nickname: Location in Pennsylvania Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lancaster Founded 1730 Incorporated March 10, 1818 Government  - Mayor Rick Gray (D) Area  - City  7. ... “State College” redirects here. ...

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Geography

Greensburg is located at 40°18′16″N, 79°32′40″W (40.304461, -79.544511)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.0 km² (4.2 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The city sits on the Allegheny Plateau in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.


History

After the end of the Revolutionary War, an inn was built along a wagon trail that stretched from Philadelphia west over the Appalachian Mountains to Fort Pitt, now the city of Pittsburgh. A tiny settlement known as Newtown grew around the inn, today the center of Greensburg's Business District at the intersection of Pittsburgh and Main Streets. Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... A rainy day in the Great Smoky Mountains, Western North Carolina The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system of North American mountains mostly in the United States, and partly in Canada, forming a zone, from 100 to 300 miles wide, running from the island of Newfoundland some 1,500 miles... Fort Pitt refers to two forts: Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania, and Fort Pitt, Kent. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ...


A raid by Guyasuta-led Seneca Indians accompanied by Canadian rangers burned Hannastown, the original Westmoreland County seat north of Greensburg and the first county seat west of the Appalachian Mountains, in 1782. Newtown became the new county seat in 1785. In 1786 the county built a log courthouse on land purchased from two residents, Christopher Truby and William Jack. The Westmoreland County Courthouse, in its various incarnations, has stood on this site. The area surrounding the courthouse became the original borough of Greensburg, named for Revolutionary War General Nathaniel Greene and formally incorporated as a borough in 1799. Guyasuta (c. ... For other uses, see Seneca. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... A rainy day in the Great Smoky Mountains, Western North Carolina The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system of North American mountains mostly in the United States, and partly in Canada, forming a zone, from 100 to 300 miles wide, running from the island of Newfoundland some 1,500 miles...


In the early 1800s, Greensburg had very little growth. After 1850, Greensburg became a growing county seat with inns, small businesses and hardworking residents. It was a railroad stop and the discovery of large areas of soft coal nearby made it the center of a vigorous mining industry in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ... This article is about mineral extraction. ...


Seton Hill College, formerly St. Joseph's Academy, became a four-year women's institution in 1918. Greensburg became a Third-Class City on January 2, 1928. After World War II, more residential areas were developed in various sections of town. Greensburg's cultural status grew as the Westmoreland County Museum of Art opened in 1959 and the University of Pittsburgh founded their Greensburg campus in 1963, now located in Hempfield Township. Seton Hill University is a small Catholic liberal arts university in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. ...


Historical facts

  • Greensburg's first school log house was located at the site of St. Clair Park.
  • St. Clair Park was originally a cemetery. When the borough banned cemeteries, St. Clair cemetery was moved to its current location, just east of town.
  • Mt. Odin Park was originally the estate of Dr. Frank Cowan, attorney, physician, author and former Secretary to President Andrew Johnson. Dr. Cowan willed his land to Greensburg to be used for recreational purposes.

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Neighborhoods

The city of Greensburg is currently composed of eight wards, most of which were formerly boroughs. The borough of Bunker Hill, now Fifth Ward, was merged into Greensburg in 1894. The name originated because of fights at the rowdy Bushfield Tavern in the early 1840s to mid-1800s that were compared to the Battle of Bunker Hill. // Events and Trends Technology First use of general anesthesia in an operation, by Crawford Long The first electrical telegraph sent by Samuel Morse on May 24, 1844 from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.. War, peace and politics First signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) on February... Beginning of the Napoleonic Wars (1805 - 1815). ... Numerous places and things are named for this battle, see: Bunker Hill (disambiguation). ...


In 1905, Greensburg absorbed three adjacent boroughs, including Ludwick, now Sixth Ward, which was named for Ludwig Otterman, an early settler for whom the street is also named, as well as East Greensburg, now Seventh Ward, and Southeast Greensburg, unofficially known as Paradise (Eighth Ward). South Maple Avenue was originally named Kinderhook. Second Ward, located north of Downtown Greensburg, is the largest ward. The area near the Hilltop Social Club is unofficially named Hilltop and was originally settled by Italian immigrants.


Population and demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 15,889 people, 7,144 households, and 3,922 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,446.9/km² (3,746.1/mi²). There were 7,734 housing units at an average density of 704.3/km² (1,823.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.43% White, 3.91% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 7,144 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.1% were non-families. 39.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.85. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 81.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $30,324, and the median income for a family was $41,112. Males had a median income of $33,306 versus $24,246 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,312. About 10.8% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government and politics

Greensburg is an incorporated city governed by Democratic mayor Karl Eisaman and a five-member City Council. The mayor, the City Council members and the city treasurer serve four-year terms. The seat of government is the Greensburg City Hall. This article does not adequately cite its references. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... The seat of government is the location of the government for a political entity. ...


The small size of Greensburg hasn't deterred it from being a player on the political scene. Greensburg has hosted its share of prominent politicians over the years, including a July 1994 visit from then-President Bill Clinton and former Democratic candidate John Kerry and his running mate John Edwards in July 2004. It was also, according to local historians, the site of the 1854 National Republican Party convention – the first convention of said part, despite Pittsburgh's claims. William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Al Gore (born December 11, 1943) is a Vietnam Veteran and the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... A running mate is a person running for a subordinate position on a joint ticket during an election. ... Johnny Reid John Edwards[1] (born June 10, 1953) was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004, and a one-term U.S. Senator from North Carolina. ...


Elected officials

As of January 2006:

  • Mayor Karl Eisaman – Public Safety
  • Councilman Tom Tridico – Accounting and Finance
  • Councilman Wayne Johnson – Administration, Development and Public Operations
  • Councilman Randy Frinfrock – Public Works
  • Councilman Emil Peterinelli – Parks and Public Property
  • City Treasurer Robert DePasquale – Tax Collection

Economy

In August 1965, Greengate Mall opened west of the city in Hempfield Township. Greengate was part of the first wave of indoor shopping malls in the country. The mall's opening marked a new era for retail shopping in the area, but it negatively impacted stand-alone businesses in Greensburg's downtown corridor. By the late 1970s, several local stores, including the city's major department store, Troutman's Department Store, closed. The downtown area eventually rebounded as the city became a center for service industries, professional offices and banking. Today, small downtown shops and a growing number of restaurants are reviving downtown as a mercantile center. For other uses, see August (disambiguation). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Hempfield Township is a township in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Servis Industries Limited is a publicly traded company and it is a part of Servis Group. ... For other uses, see Bank (disambiguation). ...


Westmoreland Mall is currently the largest shopping complex in the Greensburg area and all of Westmoreland County. Greengate Mall suffered losses in the 1990s when anchor store JCPenney relocated to Westmoreland Mall. As the mall continued on its irreversible decline, the nationally-based Montgomery Ward and the regional chain Horne's also closed. The building was eventually razed in 2003, and a new shopping center called Greengate Centre, anchored by a Wal-Mart Supercenter, was subsequently built. Numerous shopping plazas and dining establishments also line the Route 30 corridor east and west of the city. Westmoreland Mall, owned and operated by CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. ... J. C. Penney Company, Inc. ... Montgomery Ward (later known as Wards) was an American department store chain, founded as the worlds first mail order business in 1872 by Aaron Montgomery Ward. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Greengate Centre is an open-air shopping center in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, on the site of the former Greengate Mall. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...


Light to moderate industry and service industries thrive in Greensburg. Housing growth continues on the northern end of the city, with the Saybrook Village and Evergreen Hill plans. The construction of the seven-story State Office Building on North Main Street, the four-story addition to the Courthouse Square Extension, and the Performing Arts Center of Seton Hill University is expected to add new jobs to the city and attract more visitors. Seton Hill University is a small Catholic liberal arts university in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. ...


Major employers

These major corporations are headquartered in the Greensburg area:

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Education

Greensburg contains two public school districts. The larger of the two is Hempfield Area. Hempfield's school district has a resident population of over 50,000 and spans approximately ninety-five square miles and lies thirty miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The school district, comprised of Hempfield Township, and the boroughs of Adamsburg, Hunker, Manor, New Stanton, and Youngwood, surrounds the city of Greensburg. Hempfield is also the largest school district in Westmoreland County with approximately 7,000 enrolled students and is one of the largest in Western Pennsylvania. Detailed information including enrollment figures and test scores about Hempfield can be found here.


The second school district servicing Greensburg is Greensburg Salem The district, located in central Westmoreland County 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, covers an area of fifty-one square miles. With an enrollment of 3,600 students, Greensburg Salem serves the city of Greensburg, South Greensburg and Southwest Greensburg Boroughs, and Salem Township. Detailed information including enrollment figures and test scores about Greensburg Salem can be found here.


Greensburg is also home to Greensburg Central Catholic, a private school, that boasts alumni such as All-Conference Guard, John Paul Shuey, from the class of 1975. Greensburg Central Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic high school located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg. ...


The immediate vicinity of Greensburg also contains two colleges - Seton Hill University and the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. Seton Hill University is a small Catholic liberal arts university in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. ... University of Pittsburgh (Greensburg) is a branch campus of the University of Pittsburgh offereing bachelor degrees in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh. ...


Culture

Greensburg is a major cultural center in Western Pennsylvania. It is the home of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, which specializes in American Art circa 1750-1950. The Palace Theatre, in the heart of the city's emerging cultural district, is the site for various performances throughout the year. Additionally, it is the home of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, and the Summer Sounds Concert Series at St. Clair Park.


The Westmoreland Cultural Trust has played a major role in the revitalization of Downtown Greensburg in recent years. Its accomplishments include the ongoing renovation of the Palace Theatre and the restorationof the circa 1910 Train Station. They are also responsible for renovating several commercial buildings in the downtown area.


Seton Hill University is currently developing a Performance Arts Center in the Cultural District. This multi-million project is expected to serve as an additional catalyst for the future growth of the downtown core.


Greensburg is also home to a burgeoning music scene, including Zao, R.Y.D. and The Juliana Theory as well as electronica artist RJ Eclectica. For other uses of the term zao, see Zao (disambiguation). ... The Juliana Theory was an alternative rock, indie and post-hardcore quintet from Greensburg and Latrobe, Pennsylvania. ...


Cultural facts

  • Just north of Greensburg is Old Hanna's Town, the first county seat west of the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Greensburg is home to a great deal of interesting architecture including many historic and large homes as well as many old churches and cathedrals. The inner city has many small 1950-style shops and restaurants.
  • The World Conference Center for The Church of Jesus Christ is located west of Greensburg on PA Route 136. It is the third largest branch of the Latter Day Saint Movement, the largest (and most famous) branch of which is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • The national headquarters of the Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity is based in Greensburg.
  • Greensburg is home to the one of the fiercest and well-known high school football rivalries, outside of professional and college football. The Greensburg-Salem Golden Lions (WPIAL Class AAA) play the Hempfield Area Spartans (WPIAL Class Quad-A) every year. The two schools would often face each other for the WPIAL Class Quad-A Southern Conference championship before GS moved to Triple A in 1999.

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Media

Since Greensburg is overshadowed by nearby Pittsburgh, radio and television stations are mostly based out of the larger city. The following information is about media based exclusively in Greensburg. City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... A television station is a type of radio station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ...

  • Greensburg's major newspaper is the Tribune-Review, which is owned by the Tribune Review Publishing Company. It is affiliated with the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, founded in 1992 and is a competitor to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The paper is owned by noted philathropist and conservative figure Richard Mellon Scaife. The Tribune-Review very rarely covers events in Greensburg now, instead focusing on Pittsburgh and international events.
  • The Greensburg-based WGSM-FM, branded as SAM 107.1, is a variety hits radio station that was reintroduced to the Greensburg market in January 2006. It was originally WHJB-FM, WOKU-FM, WSSZ-FM, and WJJJ-FM.
  • LCS Hockey, a newsletter turned internationally-renowned website, was founded in Greensburg.
  • In 2004, Greensburg attorney P. Louis DeRose, published the book, Greensburg through the Arcadia Publishing Images of America Series.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is a newspaper in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. It was founded in 1992 as an offshoot of the Greensburg Tribune-Review following a press strike at the two previously dominant Pittsburgh dailies. ... The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the PG, is the largest daily newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Richard Mellon Scaife (born July 3, 1932, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), a U.S. billionaire and owner–publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. ... WGSM is an Variety Hits radio station serving the Westmoreland County area, including the eastern Allegheny County. ... Primary Jack FM logo Jack FM is the moniker and on-air brand of several radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ...

Greensburg in fiction

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Transportation

The east-west U.S. Route 30 expressway bypasses Greensburg to the south, as does the north-south Pennsylvania Turnpike 66 to the west. A proposed Laurel Valley Expressway was supposed to be built to the east of Greensburg but that project has never materialized. The Pennsylvania Turnpike's New Stanton exit is about five miles south of Greensburg on U.S. Route 119 where Interstate 70 splits from Interstate 76. PA Routes 66 and 136 begin in Greensburg. PA Routes 130, 819 and U.S. Route 119 pass through the city. U.S. Route 30 is an east-west main route of the system of United States Numbered Highways. ... A typical expressway in Santa Clara County, California. ... Pennsylvania Route 66 is a 139 mile long state highway in Western Pennsylvania. ... New Stanton is a borough located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. ... U.S. Highway 119 is a spur of U.S. Highway 19. ... Interstate 70 (abbreviated I-70) is a long interstate highway in the United States that runs from Interstate 15 about a mile from Cove Fort, Utah to a Park and Ride in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Interstate 76 (abbreviated I-76) is an Interstate Highway in the United States, running 435 miles (700 km) from an interchange with Interstate 71 west of Akron, Ohio east to Interstate 295 near Camden, New Jersey. ...


Westmoreland Transit is the mass transit system of Greensburg and Westmoreland County and operates a network of bus routes seven days a week throughout the city and the rest of the county, as well as Pittsburgh. Greyhound Lines runs regular scheduled bus service to and from Greensburg from many hubs, including Pittsburgh, Chicago, and New York City. A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... A Go North East bus parked in a lay-by in Tyne and Wear, England. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Nickname: Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1625 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area  - City  468. ...


Air service is available at the Pittsburgh International Airport and at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport east of Greensburg in nearby Latrobe. Pittsburgh International Airport (IATA: PIT, ICAO: KPIT, FAA LID: PIT) is an airport located in the Pittsburgh suburb of Findlay Township at the intersection of PA Route 60 (future I-376) and PA Route 576 (future I-576), with portions of the airport located in Moon Township. ... Arnold Palmer Regional Airport (IATA: LBE, ICAO: KLBE) is a public airport located just southwest of Latrobe, Pennsylvania. ... Latrobe is a city located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


The city has Amtrak rail service at the restored Train Station, as well as various freight railroads such as Norfolk Southern and CSX. Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Greensburg Station is an Amtrak rail station located about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh at Harrison Avenue and Seton Hill Drive in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. ... Freight is a term used to classify the transportation of cargo and is typically a commercial process. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Norfolk Southern Corporation (AAR reporting mark NS) NYSE: NSC is a US publicly-traded stock corporation based in Norfolk, Virginia. ... Categories: Companies traded on NYSE | Railway companies of the United States | Alabama railroads | Connecticut railroads | Delaware railroads | Florida current railroads | Georgia railroads | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads | Kentucky railroads | Louisiana railroads | Maryland railroads | Massachusetts railroads | Michigan railroads | Mississippi railroads | New Jersey railroads | New York railroads | North Carolina railroads | Ohio railroads | Pennsylvania...


Greensburg is bike-friendly as it offers the Five Star Trail, which begins at Lynch Field and ends south of the city in Armbrust. It will eventually connect to the north section of the Youghiogheny River Trail, which is a part of the Great Allegheny Passage. The Yough River Trail is a non-motorized crushed limestone trail that stretches 43 miles between McKeesport, PA and Connellsville, PA. It is part of the Rails To Trails program. ... In western Pennsylvania, the trail builders grand dream is a motor-free connection between Pittsburgh and Washington DC. In practice, this means a connection from Pittsburgh to Cumberland Maryland, where you can pick up the C&O Canal towpath for the final 185 miles to Washington. ...


Notable people from Greensburg

Adam Scott Bostick (born March 17, 1983, in Jeannette, Pennsylvania) is an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... People who are left-handed are more dextrous with their left hand than with their right hand: they will probably also use their left hand for tasks such as personal care, cooking, and so on. ... mcv ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Carl Kosak is an American mystery author known for his work as KC Constantine. ... Mystery fiction is a distinct subgenre of detective fiction that entails the occurrence of an unknown event which requires the protagonist to make known (or solve). ... Cosette Dwyer is an amazing author. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music Musicians can be classified by their role in creating or performing music: A singer (or vocalist) uses his or her voice as an instrument. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Paul Brandon Gilbert (November 6, 1966) is a guitarist best known for his work with Racer X and Mr. ... the very definition of a guitarist is cody allen and taylor hines because of there un ending guitar skills and awsomnes. ... Racer X is an American heavy metal band formed in 1985 in Los Angeles, California. ... Mr. ... Zachary Thomas Jackson, (born May 13, 1983 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... mcv ... Peggy King (born February 16, 1930 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania) is a former pop singer and TV personality. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A celebrity is a person who is widely recognized in a society. ... Rocco Mediate (born December 17, 1962 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania) is an American golfer. ... Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Victor Joseph Mignogna (born August 27, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania) (Italian Name: Vittorio Giuseppe Mignogna) is a prolific voice actor who has done voice work for dozens of anime series, movies, and video games. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Isaac Nesser ( born in Greensburg, Pensilvania in 1962 ) is an American Powerlifter. ... The bench press is one of the three events of powerlifting. ... Freestyle Motocross (also known as FMX) is a recent variation on the sport of motocross. ...

Points of interest

Note that some of these locations reside outside the city even though they are generally considered a part of Greensburg.

  • Excela Westmoreland Hospital
  • Greensburg Garden and Civic Center
  • Greensburg Hempfield Area Library
  • Kirk S. Nevin Ice Arena
  • Lynch Field
  • Old Hanna's Town
  • Palace Theatre
  • Performing Arts Center of Seton Hill University (under construction)
  • St. Clair Park
  • Seton Hill University
  • The Train Station
  • Twin Lakes Park
  • University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
  • Westmoreland County Courthouse
  • Westmoreland Fairgrounds
  • Westmoreland Mall
  • Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Seton Hill University is a small Catholic liberal arts university in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. ... University of Pittsburgh (Greensburg) is a branch campus of the University of Pittsburgh offereing bachelor degrees in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh. ... Westmoreland Mall, owned and operated by CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. ...

Sister cities

Greensburg has two sister cities:[1] Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

See also

References

  1. ^ Sister Cities designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI).

External links


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