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Greensburg
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

ZipCodes
15601

Motto
Silver City



Page Contents for Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Statistics & Facts

Location

Geography

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.



Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Greensburg is approximately 16,318 (1990), 14892 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,552 (1990), 6761 (2010).
The amount of land area in Greensburg is 10.978 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Greensburg is 4.90 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Greensburg to Washington DC is 169 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 141 miles. (as the crow flies)
Greensburg is positioned 40.31 degrees north of the equator and 79.54 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The city tree is the Black walnut.
The city bird is the Red tail hawk.
Greensburg average annual precipitation is 40-42 inches peryear.
Greensburg average temperature is 50 degrees F.

Location

southeast of Pittsburgh in western Pennsylvania. State Routes 66 and 136 both begin in Greensburg. U.S. Highway 30 is just to the south of Greensburg. Here is a map page for Greensburg.
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Geography


varied. The city sits on the Allegheny Plaeau and is part of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
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History & History Related Items

A history page and more about Greenburg, PA

"Greensburg, southeast of Pittsburgh, was originally known as Newtown, that is until the postal service requested a name change because a couple Newtown's already existed in the state. (For instance, the "Newton" part of the Newton-Ransom area, just west of Scranton, is most likely a shortened form of "New Town".) So in 1786, community leaders renamed Newtown as Greensburg in honor of Gen. Nathanael Greene, a Revolutionary War hero. Among those community leaders was Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair, a friend of Green as well as the first president of the U.S. Continental Congress. And it's a fair guess the town of St. Clair, near Interstate 81 in N.E. PA, was named for the major general. General Greene never set foot in Newtown, but he was remembered by local soldiers who fought under his command at the Battle of Trenton. And it was Greene's leadership in the Southern campaign against the British that helped set the stage for the surrender of British Gen. Cornwallis at Yorktown in 1781, leading directly to the end of the Revolutionary War. "
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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The incorporation of Greensburg

9 Feb 1799


Attractions

Palace Theater
Westmoreland County Courthouse
St. Clair Park
Greensburg celebrates her bicentennial in 1999.

Information about Greensburg, PA

Westmoreland Museum of American Art
The museum opened in 1959. Considered a major regional institution, it is renowned for its collection and its emphasis on Pennsylvania art and artists.
Phone: 724-837-1500
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Greensburg City Government

City of Greensburg
416 S Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601-3015
Phone: 724-838-4323
Fax: 724-838-4350

South Greensburg City Hall
1515 Poplar St
Greensburg, PA 15601-5453
Phone: 724-834-5460



Greensburg Police Department
416 S. Main Street
Greensburg, PA 15601



COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Westmoreland County Courts
N Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 724-830-3483

Greensburg Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
Route 30 W & Tollgate Hill
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 724-834-2900

Greensburg Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
Route 30 W & Tollgate Hill
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 724-834-2900

Greensburg Libraries

Greensburg Library
237 S Pennsylvania Ave.
Greensburg, PA 15601-3006
Phone: 724-837-5620

Greensburg Schools

Salem-Greensburg School District
11 Park Street
Greensburg, PA 15601-1839
Phone: (724) 832-2901


Hempfield Area School District
W Newton Rd R 126
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 724-834-2590
Hempfield Superintendent Phone: 724-863-2064


Greensburg Central Catholic High School
901 Armory Drive
Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601
Phone: 724 834-0310 ext. 212
Email: mmandell@gcchs.org
Private School based on Christian Values. College Preparatory program.



HIGHER EDUCATION


Seton Hill College
Seton Hill Dr
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 724-838-4280
Main Campus
Phone: (724) 834-2200
Email: conted@setonhill.edu


Westmoreland Community College
Main Campus
400 Armbrust Road
Youngwood, PA 15697
Phone: (724) 925-4000


University of Pittsburgh
1150 Mount Pleasant Rd
Greensburg, PA 15601-5860
Phone: 724-837-7040


Saint Vincent College
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA 15650-2690
Phone: 724-537-4540
Toll-free: 1-800-SVC-5549


Pennsylvania State University
Donohoe Rd
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 724-837-1402

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