Green County

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Green County was founded on December 20, 1792, out of portions of Lincoln and Nelson Counties. Named after Revolutionary War hero Gen. Nathanael Greene, it was the 16th county formed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Established by a legislative act in 1794, Greensburg became the county seat and the economic hub of Green County. Although the county has experienced boom periods with the iron industry and oil exploration and development, those periods have unfortunately proven unsustainable. Yet, the county has shown resilience in overcoming challenges. The continuing strength of Green County's agricultural base combined with the growth of small businesses in Green County, particularly in Greensburg, signal a resurgence in the economic activity within the county's borders.
ISBN: 9780738590912
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Images of America
Images: 219
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Joseph Y. DeSpain, a longtime resident of Green County, has had an enduring interest in preservation and serves as vice president of the Taylor County Historical Society. John R. Burch Jr. and Timothy Q. Hooper are both employed at Campbellsville University, whose history they documented in Campus History Series: Campbellsville University. Dr. Burch serves as the dean of library services, while Hooper is the coordinator of online education. DeSpain, Burch, and Hooper previously collaborated on Images of America: Campbellsville.
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