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Greensburg

Westmoreland County,

Pennsylvania

Zip Code

Silver City


The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.


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Zip Codes

15601

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Statistics & Facts

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.

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Location

Greensburg 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

The geography for Greensburg is varied. The city sits on the Allegheny Plaeau and is part of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Climate & Weather

Greensburg average annual precipitation is 40-42 inches per year.
Greensburg average temperature is 50 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Greensburg history:

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)
The incorporation date of Greensburg: 9 Feb 1799

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Attractions

Greensburg 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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