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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Greensburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Greensburg and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Greensburg:
    • 39.484265, -77.883885
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Greensburg
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Greensburg ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Greensburg.

Within West Virginia, the name Greensburg is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Decatur County
      • This Greensburg is located in Decatur County and lies 405 miles [651.8 km]<1> to the west of the Greensburg that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Greensburg.
    • Kansas
      • Kiowa County
      • This Greensburg is located in Kiowa County and lies 1,160 miles [1,866.8 km]<1> to the west of the Greensburg that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kiowa County community of Greensburg.
    • Kentucky
      • Green County
      • This Greensburg is located in Green County and lies 439 miles [706.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Greensburg that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Green County community of Greensburg.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Helena Parish
      • This Greensburg is located in Saint Helena Parish and lies 935 miles [1,504.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Greensburg that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Helena Parish community of Greensburg.
    • Maryland
      • Washington County
      • This Greensburg is located in Washington County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Greensburg that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Greensburg.
    • Missouri
      • Knox County
      • This Greensburg is located in Knox County and lies 760 miles [1,223.1 km]<1> to the west of the Greensburg that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Greensburg.
    • Ohio
      • Richland County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Richland County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Greensburg.
      • Summit County
      • This Greensburg is located in Summit County and lies 213 miles [342.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Greensburg that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Greensburg.
      • Trumbull County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Greensburg [Trumbull County].
      • Tuscarawas County
      • This community is historic and although located in Tuscarawas County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscarawas County community of Greensburg.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Greensburg is located in Westmoreland County and lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Greensburg that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Greensburg.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Greensburg ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cedar Grove [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Greensburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Dogtown [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogtown
    • Dogtown [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Greensburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dogtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dogtown
  • Downsville [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downsville
    • Downsville [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Greensburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downsville
  • Fairplay Farms [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairplay Farms
    • Fairplay Farms [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Greensburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairplay Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairplay Farms
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    • Falling Waters [Berkeley County]
    • Falling Waters Ferry [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Waters Ferry
      • Falling Waters Ferry [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Greensburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falling Waters Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Waters Ferry
    • Files Crossroad [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Files Crossroad
      • Files Crossroad [Berkeley County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Greensburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Files Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Files Crossroad
    • Grubbs Corner [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grubbs Corner
      • Grubbs Corner [Berkeley County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Greensburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grubbs Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grubbs Corner
    • Heatherfield [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heatherfield
      • Heatherfield [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Greensburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heatherfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heatherfield
    • Irish Hill [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irish Hill
      • Irish Hill [Berkeley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Greensburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irish Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irish Hill
    • Martinsburg [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsburg
      • Martinsburg [Berkeley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Greensburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,454 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsburg<5>
    • Mount Pleasant [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Greensburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Rose Hill [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Greensburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Scrabble [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scrabble
      • Scrabble [Berkeley County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Greensburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scrabble have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scrabble
    • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherdstown
      • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Greensburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,911 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherdstown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherdstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shepherdstown<5>
    • Spring Mills [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Mills
      • Spring Mills [Berkeley County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Greensburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Mills
    • Swan Pond [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Pond
      • Swan Pond [Berkeley County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Greensburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swan Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Pond

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Greensburg. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Max Bishop     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Waynesboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 5, 1899 and died in Waynesboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday February 24, 1962 at the age of 62.
      • Waynesboro is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Greensburg.
      • Waynesboro is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Greensburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Max Bishop<6>
    • Belle Boyd     (Civil war Confederate spy)
      • Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at the age of 56. She is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin).
      • Martinsburg is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Greensburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<6>
    • John Brown     (Abolitionist, activist)
      • Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at the age of 59.
      • Charles Town is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Greensburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<6>
    • James Buchanan     (15th President of the US (1857 - 1861))
      • 15th President of the US (1857 - 1861). He was born in Cove Gap (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 23, 1791 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 1, 1868 at the age of 77. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Cove Gap is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Greensburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<6>
    • Patsy Cline     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in Winchester (Virginia) on Thursday September 8, 1932 and died in Camden (Tennessee) on Tueday March 5, 1963 at the age of 30.
      • Winchester is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Greensburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Cline<6>
    • Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday October 20, 1910 and died in West Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday December 21, 1971 at the age of 61. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Martinsburg is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Greensburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua<6>
    • Jane Harrison     (Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893))
      • Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 23, 1804 and died on Monday May 11, 1846 at the age of 41. We don't have any burial details.
      • Mercersburg is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Greensburg.
    • Donald 'Don' Heffner     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Rouzerville (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday February 8, 1911 and died in Pasadena (California) on Tueday August 1, 1989 at the age of 78. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Rouzerville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Greensburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Don' Heffner<6>
    • Harriet Lane     (Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861))
      • Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Sunday May 9, 1830 and died in Narragansett (Rhode Island) on Friday July 3, 1903 at the age of 73. She is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Mercersburg is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Greensburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Lane<6>

How Far From Greensburg to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Greensburg to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Greensburg and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Martinsburg, which is the Seat of Berkeley County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 215 miles [346 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Greensburg to Charleston, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 60 miles [96.6 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,908 miles [9,508 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,618 miles [10,650.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,494 miles [7,232.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Greensburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Berkeley County: www.berkeleycountycomm.org/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Greensburg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greensburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4843, Longitude: -77.8839       In this case, the coordinates for Greensburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Greensburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Greensburg could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Greensburg to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.356 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.06 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.85 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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