Greene County (pop. 38,686) is south of Washington County, in the far southwestern corner of Pennsylvania.
It is one of 14 Greene counties, all named for Nathanael Greene (1742-1786), major general in the Continental Army.
The county seat of Greene County is Waynesburg (pop. 4,176), home of Waynesburg University (1850), a private school affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. It has about 1,800 students.
Since 1874, Waynesburg has had an annual Rain Day Festival on July 29.
The community of Carmichael (pop. 483) is known for its annual Coal Queen Pageant, part of the Pennsylvania Bituminous Pageant.
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