The courthouse in Greenville.
Location of Greenville in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
|Named for||Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene|
or nearby forests
|• Mayor||Jan Yonts|
|• Total||4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)|
|• Land||4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||525 ft (160 m)|
| • Estimate |
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||270 & 364|
|GNIS feature ID||0493344|
History[change | change source]
The town was settled in 1799 on an estate donated by local landowner William Campbell in order to establish a seat of government for a new county. Greenville was not established by the state assembly until 1812, however. It was incorporated as a city in 1848.
The city was probably named for the Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene. Local lore holds it was named by Campbell's wife after the abundant forests seen from the town's hilltop location.
Geography[change | change source]
Greenville is located at (37.207158, -87.176499).
Economy[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
- Other places named Greenville
References[change | change source]
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 126. ISBN 0-8131-2631-2. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
- Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Greenville, Kentucky". Accessed 28 July 2013.
- "History of Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Archived 2006-08-29 at the Wayback Machine".
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Channing, Steven A. (1987). "Dictionary of Places: Greenville". Encyclopedia of Kentucky. New York, New York: Somerset Publishers. ISBN 978-0-403-09981-8.
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