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Encyclopedia > Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Waynesburg is a borough in Greene County, Pennsylvania, 60 miles (96 km) south by west of Pittsburgh. It is the county seat of Greene County. The region is underlaid with a stratum of coking coal. Some oil and natural gas deposits were in the area, too, at one time. Greene County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Greene County is the name of a number of counties in the United States of America, generally named for the American Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene: Greene County, Alabama Greene County, Arkansas Greene County, Georgia Greene County, Illinois Greene County, Indiana Greene County, Iowa Greene County, Mississippi Greene County, Missouri... Coke Coke is a solid carbonaceous material derived from destructive distillation of low-ash, low-sulfur bituminous coal. ...


Early in the twentieth century, four large gas compressing stations and a shovel factory were in Waynesburg. In 1900, 2,544 people lived here, and in 1910, 3,545 residents were here. The population was 4,184 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Greene CountyGR6. Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ...


Every year on July 29th, Waynesburg has a unique festival called Rain Day. It just so happens that almost every July 29th brings rain to the borough of Waynesburg. This unique festival, that is more than 50 years old (the records of Rain Day date back into the 1800s), is well known throughout the world.


Waynesburg is home to Waynesburg College and to Greene County Airport (which includes a 3500 foot paved/lighted runway with lights operating continuously from sunset to sunrise daily). Waynesburg College is a private, Christian, liberal arts college in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. ...

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Geography

Waynesburg is located at 39°53′51″N, 80°11′8″W (39.897403, -80.185597)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.1 km² (0.8 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. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 4,184 people, 1,619 households, and 869 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,946.3/km² (5,038.6/mi²). There were 1,811 housing units at an average density of 842.4/km² (2,180.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.94% White, 1.63% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% 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 1,619 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.3% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.99. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 18.6% under the age of 18, 24.2% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $30,990, and the median income for a family was $42,933. Males had a median income of $31,577 versus $22,458 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,333. About 8.0% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 11.7% 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. ...


Notable natives

Arthur I. Boreman Grave marker of Arthur Boreman at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens Arthur Ingram Boreman (July 24, 1823–April 19, 1896) was the first governor of the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... This is a list of Governors of West Virginia Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of West Virginia ... William J. George(born October 27, 1929, in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania;died September 30, 1982, at age of 52)was a professional football player for the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams George attented college at Wake Forest, being the Bears second-round draft pick in 1951. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Greg Hopkins (November 16, 1981–) is an Arena Football League wide receiver/linebacker with the Los Angeles Avengers. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Josh D. Koscheck AKA KOS (born November 30, 1977) is an American mixed martial arts fighter from Fresno, California, a former collegiate wrestler, and is currently fighting at welterweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ... Edward Martin (September 18, 1879–March 19, 1967) was an American lawyer and Republican party politician from Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... This is a list of Governors of Pennsylvania. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ...

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