Introduction to Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland county, is 25 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city is conveniently located inside the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.
An inn was established in Greensburg after the end of the Revolutionary War. Gradually, a community developed around this inn and came to be known as "Newtown." The Seneca Indians raided the region in 1782 destroying Hannastown, which was the seat of Westmoreland County. Consequently, Newtown became the county seat in 1785. The Westmoreland County Courthouse was established on land purchased from two residents of Newtown, William Jack and Christopher Truby. The area around the courthouse was named "Greensburg" in honor of General Nathaniel Greene, a Revolutionary War hero. Greensburg was officially incorporated in 1799.
Greensburg and Nearby Attractions
- Westmoreland Museum of Art
- Bushy Run Battlefield
- West Overton Village
- Twin Lakes County Park
- Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Things To Do In Greensburg
Greensburg is home to the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, which museum showcases the art of southwestern Pennsylvania. West Overton Village, a place of historic interest, includes the Overholt Homestead and the Distillery Museum. Bushy Run Battlefield, Rachel Carson Homestead, Frick Art & Historical Center, and George Westinghouse Museum are also located nearby. Westmoreland Mall is a popular shopping center in the city. The community also hosts the Westmoreland County Fair, and Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival every year. Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Caddie Shak Family Fun Park, Laurel Summit State Park, and Twin Lakes County Park are among other popular destinations in the area.
Pittsburgh International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Greensburg Higher Education
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Seton Hill University, Penn State New Kensington, and Westmoreland County Community College are some of the colleges near Greensburg.