Greenville, Ohio

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Greenville is a city in Darke County, Ohio, United States. The population was 13,294 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Darke County[3].

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History

Greenville is the historic location of Fort Greene Ville, a pioneer fort built under General Anthony Wayne's command, at over 55 acres (220,000 m2) this was the largest wooden fortification ever built. It was here that the Treaty of Greenville was signed on August 3, 1795, bringing peace to the area and opening up the Northwest Territory for settlement. Fort Greene Ville was named for Wayne's fellow General Nathanael Greene.[4]

Geography

Greenville is located at 40°6′9″N 84°37′41″W / 40.1025°N 84.62806°W / 40.1025; -84.62806 (40.102474, -84.627985)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.0 square miles (15.6 km²), all of it land.

Local Airports:

Darke County Airport 7 Miles away in Versailles, Ohio

James M. Cox Dayton International Airport 35 Miles away in Vandalia, Ohio

General information

Greenville is home to The Great Darke County Fair which runs for nine days in August, and is billed as the largest county fair in the United States. Greenville is also home to KitchenAid small appliances.

Built in 1849, the historic Bear's Mill, is an authentic example of a stonegrinding flour mill of its time. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, it is still in use today to grind cornmeal, whole wheat flour, rye flour, and pancake mixes. The mill and the buhr stones are powered by water. Self-guided tours may be taken during normal business hours.

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