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Greene County

Greene County is named for Nathanael Greene, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Washington County

E – Fayette County

S – Monongalia County, West Virginia and Wetzel County, West Virginia

W – Wetzel County, West Virginia and Marshall County, West Virginia

 

Created:  February 9, 1796                    Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Greene County

County Seat:

Waynesburg  1796 – present

 

County Courthouse – Waynesburg  

 

Location:  93 East High Street / Washington Street

Built:  1850 – 1851

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Samuel Bryan and John Bryan of Uniontown

Contractor:  Samuel Bryan and John Bryan of Uniontown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The north front has a large porch with six white colored columns rising to a pediment. The entrance is framed with white colored wood. On the roof is a tall octagonal cupola with silver colored dome and statue of a native American at the top. An addition was added along the south side in 1880 to form a “T” shape. These additions were replaced with a building constructed in 1988.

 

See:  The plans of the Fayette County Courthouse in Uniontown were used.

 

Old County Courthouse – Waynesburg  

 

Location:  144 East Greene Street / Woods Street

Built:  1796

Style:  Federal

Architect:  George Graham and George Ullom

Contractor:  George Graham and George Ullom

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story log structure. The building now houses the Genealogical  Society.

 

History:  the county was created in 1797 and Waynesburg was selected as the county seat.  The first courthouse was a log cabin built by George Graham and George Ullom and is still standing at 144 East Greene Street. The second courthouse was a small brick built by Robert Milliken in 1800 and located on the Public Square. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1850 to 1851 at a cost of $16,000.

 

 

County Courthouse – Waynesburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2011