Greene County, in the extreme southwestern corner of the state was
named in honor of General Nathaniel Greene, the ablest of George
Washington's officers. Old Greene Township of Washington County
Pennsylvania, was organized fourteen years earlier, and named for
General Greene when he was at the very height of his popularity.
The name of the township was transferred to the new county.
Greensboro, also in Greene County, was named for General Greene as
Nathaniel Greene's services to his country are a chapter of our
American history heritage.
In 1796, ten years later, the new county that was taken from the side of
Washington County very appropriately received the name of Greene,
the great military genius who had done more than any other American
soldier to help Washington bring the war of independence to a victorious
conclusion. The surname of Green was first given to a "dweller at the