Greensburg is a beautiful city located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Greensburg was named in honor of Nathanael Greene, a major general who fought in the American Revolutionary War on the side of the Continental Army. With a population of more than 15.000 residents and an area of 4.2 square miles, Greensburg is also county seat of Westmoreland County. This town is a cultural and economical center of the Western Pennsylvania. Due to its great location and living conditions, Greensburg is considered to be one of the best places to retire in the state. Notable residents of Greensburg include Ronald Reagan - the former president of the US, Michael Arnzen - horror fiction writer, Neil Schon - musician and Sheila Kelley - actress. If you visit Greensburg do not forget to check some of its attractions.
Top Attractions within Greensburg
Hannastown is an important historical and archaeological site located near Greensburg. The village was established in 1773, but in the recent years, most of it was excavated and restored. Until now, three 18th century log houses were found and restored, a blockhouse, a tavern and a fort. The site is opened to public in exchange of a small fee.
Westmoreland County Courthouse is located within Greensburg and is the county's forth courthouse. The building was raised in 1906, designed by William Kauffman in the Beaux Arts style. The courthouse is one of the tallest structures of Greensburg, standing 175 feet above the street level. On March 30, 1978 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Wesmoreland Museum of American Art is an art museum located in Greensburg and concentrated on the art of southwestern Pennsylvania. The museum was built in 1959 with the estate that art lover Mary Marchand Woods left behind after her death. In the permanent collection you can admire works of Mary Cassatt, Stuart Davis, William Harnett, George Luks and many more.
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