Community Guide

Greenville, OH

Community Information

Introduction

Greenville in Darke County has a population of 13,000. It is the historic location of Fort Greene Ville, a pioneer fort constructed by General Anthony Wayne. This fort was the largest wooden fortification ever built at over 55 acres. The Treaty of Greenville was signed in 1795 bringing peace to the area and opening up the Northwest Territory for settlement. Fort Greene Ville was named for General Nathanael Greene.

Summary

Homes range in price and styles in Greenville. One can find older homes as well as newly built residences with large or small lots.

Transportation

Located in west central Ohio, Interstates 70 and 75 are the closest highways. Greenville is located on 571, 502, 27 and 121. Dayton, Ohio is a 35 miles away. Richmond, Indiana is 34 miles away. Dayton International Airport services the area.

Hospitals

Wayne Hospital is located in Greenville with 125 physicians, nurses and clinicians. Seven other area hospitals are available near Greenville including St. Vincent Randolph, Reid Hospital and Healthcare Services, Upper Valley Medical, Richmond State Hospital, Mercer County Community Hospital, Wilson Memorial Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital.

Shopping

There are many shopping opportunities in this small city. Find many interesting local boutique shops and restaurants in the downtown area on Broadway Third-Fifth Streets and Main Street.

Recreation

The Gharst Museum features memorabilia of Annie Oakley and Lowell Thomas as well as artifacts for Anthony Wayne and the Treaty of Greenville. St. Clair Memorial Hall is the center for the arts in Darke County. The Greenville Carnegie Library is a historic site and beautiful piece of architecture. The historic Bear’s Mill, an authentic stone-grinding flour mill is on the National Register of Historic Places. Shawnee Prairie Preserve is located in Greenville and has 2.25 miles of trails on the 188-acre park. Alice Bish Park in Greenville has 5 acres with canoe access as well as walking and biking paths that connect to the Greenville City Parks trails. KitchenAid stand mixers are assembled in Greenville and there is an outlet located in the town. The Greenville Skate Park is a popular with those who like to glide.