Greensboro

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Greensboro ArtYou are sure to find “delight” when visiting Greensboro, a small, historic, pottery town, founded in 1781. Mingo Indians were the first residents of the area, which they called Delight, in recognition of its fertile soil and abundant game. The quality of the soils and minerals in the area gave birth to thriving glass, pottery, and coal mining industries. Today, the community has been active developing a riverside trail, river access improvements, and an artisan center.  Services include a restored log cabin with reproduction Greensboro pottery for sale.  Two miles up the road is Glassworks, the site of the first glass-working west of the Mon
, dating back to 1805.

Attractions:

Farmers’ Fair & Market  is held every Saturday, May thru October, from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Sponsored by the Nathanael Greene Historical Foundation and the Greensboro Elm Street Program.

The Greensboro Historic District is comprised of 29 historic buildings, as well as the wharf, built around the time of the Civil War, and an archaeological site containing the location ofthe James and Hamilton Company pottery works.

greensboro  rive front 1Mon View Park includes a swimming pool, picnic pavilions, parking, ball fields, playground, and roller skating rink. For information about renting pavilions, call Parks and Recreation of Greene County at 724-852-5323.

Greensboro Historical Log Cabin is available for small party rentals (rental Cost: $75 for 4-hours), for more information or to make reservations call 724-943-3612.

Greensboro Gazebo is located on Front Street, is a 50-foot structure with a great view of the Mon River; perfect setting for prom pictures, weddings, fellowship, etc. Is available for rent (rental Cost: $75 for 4-hours), for more information or to make reservations call 724-943-3612.

Trails:

Greensboro Walking & Biking Trail stretches 1.25 miles along the Monongahela River, starting at Mon View Park and ending at Lock #7.

The Warrior Trailwhich follows ridge tops for most of its length, offers one of the easiest hiking paths across Greene County, as well as some of the County’s most spectacular views. The 67-mile trail begins at Greensboro on the Monongahela River and ends  just south of Moundsville, West Virginia on the Ohio River.

River Access:

Greensboro captains watch 101The PA Fish and Boat Commission boat ramp in Glassworks, across from the Ice Plant restaurant, at 342 Stoney Hill Road  Greensboro, PA 15338, provides ample parking. The docks and piers also provide a pleasant spot to fish.

Paddlers can launch their canoe or kayak at the Volunteer Fire Department on Front Street or at the old ferry landing at the bottom of County Street.

 

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