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Pennsylvania CountiesThere are sixty-seven counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States of America. The city of Philadelphia is coterminous with Philadelphia County, and governmental functions have been consolidated since 1854.
Greene County, Pennsylvania
Greene County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Named for Major General Anthony Wayne, was laid out in 1796
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Created on February 9, 1796, from
part of Washington County and named for General Nathanael Greene. Waynesburg,
the county seat, named for Major General Anthony Wayne, was laid out in 1796 and
incorporated as a borough on January 29, 1816.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 578 square miles (1,497 kmē), of which, 576
square miles (1,491 kmē) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 kmē) of it (0.36%) is water.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"