Greene County offers a plethora of picturesque locations for capturing memorable selfies and beautiful photographs. From breathtaking views along the Monongahela River to historic architecture in downtown Waynesburg. Nature enthusiasts will find ample opportunities to capture stunning shots against the backdrop of scenic landscapes in our trails and parks. Then take a moment at the monuments and memorials found across Greene County or discover a Covered Bridge or Mail Pouch Barn along your travels. Our iconic scenes present unique photo opportunities that showcase the county’s diverse charm.
Along the Monongahela River
The meandering Monongahela River offers multiple locations that are great for a photo or selfie. Grab a bite to eat at the Greene Cove Yacht Club and snap a selfie at the river while enjoying your food or out on a boat.
If you’re following along the Greene River Trail, grab a photo of the barges as they travel down the river, or stop for a selfie with the iron hiker or at the Ralph K. Bell Memorial bench. A brief detour off the trail at Rices Landing provides photo opportunities at the W. A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop, old Rices Landing jail, and a gazebo overlooking the river.
Farther down the river in Greensboro, the Greensboro Walking & Bike Trail takes you along the river and past a mural. Grab a photo at the mural or continue along the main road to take a photo at the historic log cabin and half-buried oversized pottery shard nearby. Or head back the other decoration for a retro roller-skating selfie at the Mon View Roller Rink.
Historical Architecture in Downtown Waynesburg
When in Waynesburg, your first stop for a photo should be the Greene County Courthouse along High Street. The picturesque courthouse makes a perfect backdrop for your selfie (make sure to get Nathanael Greene on top!). It’s even been featured in movies shot downtown!
More significant statues can be found in downtown Waynesburg: Near the Waynesburg University campus, you’ll find the Soldiers and Sailors Civil War and Spanish War memorial monument, and along High Street, there is a statue of two children playing in the rain representing Rain Day.
Monuments & Memorials
In addition to the monuments found in downtown Waynesburg, important monuments can be found throughout other parts of the county. Near the Greene County Historical Society Museum, sits the World War I Memorial and Greene County Veterans Memorial Park. In New Freeport, the Jesse Taylor memorial at the edge of Jollytown was erected in 1892 features a soldier, a cannon, and two mortars. The John Corbly Memorial, commemorating the attack on the Corbly family, is in the Garards Fort Cemetery. Another must-see monument can be found at Dreamer Park in Richhill Township. If you’re into history with a touch of the supernatural, stop at Crow Rock while in Richhill Township.
Nature Trails & Parks
Nature selfies and photos are a natural at places like Enlow Fork, the Warrior Trail, and Ryerson Station State Park. Along the path in Enlow Fork you’ll come across an old iron bridge and an Indian marker tree. Snap a selfie at one of the many markers along the Warrior Trail as a memento on how far you traveled the trail. Stop at Ryerson Station State Park for fishing and a selfie at the old iron bridge or snap a poolside selfie.
The Mason-Dixon Historical Park in Core, WV, is another great place to grab photos for both historians and nature lovers. The park is home to parts of the Mason-Dixon Line separating Greene County from Monongalia County. Take a selfie standing in both states or with a nearby historical marker. Or wander the trails and snap a selfie with one of the trail side fairy homes or near the spring blossoms.
History & Tradition
Want more history for your photos? Visits to the Greene County Historical Society in Waynesburg and the Greene Academy of Art in Carmichaels will lead to interesting photos in a historical setting. Head over to Wind Ridge to take a picture under the Jacktown Fair sign. The fair is one of the longest continuously running in the nation!
Greene County is well-known for its covered bridges, so no visit would be complete without taking your camera to at least one, if not all seven, covered bridges in the area: Cox Farm Covered Bridge, Carmichaels Covered Bridge, White Covered Bridge, King Covered Bridge, Shriver Covered Bridge, and Woods Covered Bridge. The Covered Bridge Driving Tour takes you on a loop to visit these bridges, with some fun detours on the side. Many other photo locations mentioned are nearby and can be added to your trip.
Mail Pouch Barns
At one time in Greene County, there were at least thirty Mail Pouch barns along the major thoroughfares of Routes 18, 19, 21, and 88. Thanks to weather and natural decay, only seven remain on private properties. There are Mail Pouch barns still standing in Waynesburg, Mount Morris, Carmichaels, Wind Ridge, and Sugar Grove. These barns are on private property, so please avoid trespassing and enjoy their beauty and photogenic qualities from afar.