Introduction to Greenville, Pennsylvania
Greenville, Pennsylvania, in Mercer county, is 25 miles NE of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center) and 67 miles E of Cleveland, Ohio. Located within the Sharon metropolitan area, Greenville has a population of 6,380.
The town, which was named after Gen. Nathaniel Greene, developed as a manufacturing town early on. It housed a cement-block plant, flour mills, a railroad manufacturer, an automobile factory, saw and planning mills, foundries, machine shops, bridge works, steelworks, and gristmills. The nearby Shenango River provided the water power required by these industrial units. The population boomed during the 1940s, however, it subsequently decreased. In 2002, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania designated Greenville as a financially distressed municipality.
Greenville and Nearby Attractions
- Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum
- Magoffin House Museum
- National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
- Mosquito Lake State Park
- Akron Zoo
- Waldameer Park & Water World
Things To Do In Greenville
The Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum was the home of Supreme Court Justice Henry Baldwin. Its grounds include a tannery, an ice house and gardens. The Magoffin House Museum features exhibits related to local history. The mansion that Col. William Henry Morgan built during 1904/5 is near Greenville. The 1867 Mabel Hartzell Home is also nearby. Boating, fishing, hiking, camping, swimming, horseback riding, and picnicking opportunities are available at the Mosquito Lake State Park.
Flights are available at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.
Greenville Higher Education
Thiel College is located in Greenville. While Grove City College and Penn State Shenango are located close to the town.