According to Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency, Greene County is: “Nature’s Corner of Northern Charm and Southern Hospitality.” If the 576 square miles that make up Greene County could talk, they would explain that charm and hospitality are what have truly shaped this corner of Pennsylvania. You would hear about the rich history of stately churches that housed reverent worship services and touching family events; of quiet country roads where covered bridges sheltered travelers from blustery weather; and of distinguished homes that housed prominent families or of farmers, miners and skilled tradesmen–all of whom have shaped our culture.
The county is prepared to show “Southern Hospitality” to those who pass by. In our “rural wilderness”, we’ll show you natural trails shimmering with perfect specimens of endangered biological species. We’ll take you to the nation’s longest-running country fair, the Jacktown Fair. Our county seat, Waynesburg, is home to much of the service and retail businesses of Greene County, and an area exploding with industrial parks and technology corridors. In our “river culture” or historical zone, you can visit the historic Monongahela River. You’ll see the W.A. Young Foundry, where operations were driven by an interconnected system of belts and pulleys all powered by a single motor, a system that remains exactly as it did when operations ceased in 1965.