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Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA

"Greensburg, a post-borough, capital of Westmoreland co., Pa., in Hempfield township, on the Pennsylvania Railroad, 31 miles E.S.E. of Pittsburg, and 86 miles W. by S. of Altoona. It contains a court-house, 12 churches, a graded school, a female seminary, 4 banks, and 3 daily and 6 weekly newspapers. Pop, in 1890, 4202."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott




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  • 1854 - Greensburg
    Greensburg, a flourishing; borough of Hempfield township, and capital of Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, on the Central railroad, 32 miles E. S....Read MORE...


  • News 1886 - Ten Buildings in Ruins at Greensburg, Pa. - A Tannery Consumed - Minor Burnings.
    OTHER FIRES
    AT GREENSBURG, PA.

    GREENSBURG, Pa., Dec. 29. - A conflagration at Greensburg, Westmoreland County, this morning, destroyed one of the ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Greensburg
    Greensburg, a post-borough, capital of Westmoreland co., Pa., in Hempfield township, on the Pennsylvania Railroad, 31 miles E.S.E. of Pittsburg, and...Read MORE...


  • Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
    Fourth Ward and Grammar School Buildings, Greensburg, Pa.
  • 1906 - Greensburg
    From some old newspaper articles we can gather a reasonably correct idea of Greensburg as it existed shortly after it was incorporated. The first...Read MORE...


  • News 1910 - POWDER EXPLOSION KILLS 3, HURTS 18 - Miners' Christmas Merry-Making Has a Tragic Ending. DANCER'S CLOTHES ARE SET AFLAME.
    Many Saved From Death by Blankets - Cause Unknown, But Vengeance is Hinted.

    Greensburg, Penn., Dec. 25. - Three persons were killed in an...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Greensburg, a banking post-borough, capital of Westmoreland co., Pa., on the Pennsylvania R., 31 miles ESE. of Pittsburg. It has manufactures of...Read MORE...


  • Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
    P.R.R. Station
  • Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
    Main Street, Looking South
  • News 1936 - BLOWOUT CAUSES BUS TO CRASH.
    Greensburg, Pa., Aug. 6 - (UP) - A Great Eastern Lines bus, thrown out of control by a tire blowout, crashed off the Lincoln Highway east of here...Read MORE...




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Fourth Ward and Grammar School Buildings, Greensburg, Pa.

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Main Street, Looking South
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  • 1854 - Greensburg
    Greensburg, a flourishing; borough of Hempfield township, and capital of Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, on the Central railroad, 32 miles E. S.... Read MORE...

  • News  1886 - Ten Buildings in Ruins at Greensburg, Pa. - A Tannery Consumed - Minor Burnings.
    OTHER FIRES
    AT GREENSBURG, PA.

    GREENSBURG, Pa., Dec. 29. - A conflagration at Greensburg, Westmoreland County, this morning, destroyed one of the ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Greensburg
    Greensburg, a post-borough, capital of Westmoreland co., Pa., in Hempfield township, on the Pennsylvania Railroad, 31 miles E.S.E. of Pittsburg, and... Read MORE...

  • 1906 - Greensburg
    From some old newspaper articles we can gather a reasonably correct idea of Greensburg as it existed shortly after it was incorporated. The first... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - POWDER EXPLOSION KILLS 3, HURTS 18 - Miners' Christmas Merry-Making Has a Tragic Ending. DANCER'S CLOTHES ARE SET AFLAME.
    Many Saved From Death by Blankets - Cause Unknown, But Vengeance is Hinted.

    Greensburg, Penn., Dec. 25. - Three persons were killed in an... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Greensburg, a banking post-borough, capital of Westmoreland co., Pa., on the Pennsylvania R., 31 miles ESE. of Pittsburg. It has manufactures of... Read MORE...

  • News  1936 - BLOWOUT CAUSES BUS TO CRASH.
    Greensburg, Pa., Aug. 6 - (UP) - A Great Eastern Lines bus, thrown out of control by a tire blowout, crashed off the Lincoln Highway east of here... Read MORE...

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