Cornerstone’s headquarters located at the first Greene County Courthouse, has its own genealogy to share with anyone who comes to the restored log courthouse and its research annex looking for a lost relative or a family attached to a gas and oil lease.
When the rain takes the leaves off the trees in November, it’s time to put on some fluorescent orange and proceed with caution – it’s hunting season. Now as winter approaches and trees stand bare, it’s time to head for nature’s very own shooting ranges and re-calibrate the skills needed when firearms deer season officially opens after Thanksgiving.
Steal a kiss, take a selfie and enjoy the drive between these sturdy bits of the past that have survived floods, vandals and time itself to tell the story of 19th century rural America. They can all be driven through – one lane only. Interestingly, it’s the movement of the traffic that gives life to the old wooden beams, stretching them and keeping them supple. Legend has it that kisses have been stolen in them, far from prying eyes.
History can be full of surprises and sometimes even a mystery or two. Maybe even a ghost. Greene County Historical Society has all of this and more.
Back then, a college education included rolling up your sleeves and helping build whatever wall the college needed. Professor Alfred Miller put his students to work on the college expansion of the 1870s. They built a reservoir in the commons by digging clay that was used to make the 1,400,012 bricks for Miller Hall.
Friendly, polite, easy to raise, and downright adorable are just some of the qualities that bring families out to take the Lippencott Alpaca tour, offered year-round at Hawkins Farm in Lippincott, Pennsylvania. In a field full of fuzzy alpacas, one will find plenty of elbowroom, as the animals cluster around to be learned from and admired.
But the real story of this little county airport and others of its kind scattered across America, is how many kids stopped by to check out the planes and ended up becoming pilots. There’s that magic age of twelve to fifteen years when the young mind is in flux, waiting for the right adventure to become the passion that the career of a lifetime can be built around.
Greene County’s love of farmers markets gives visitors another excursion during the road trip. Add picking up local produce and baked goods from among your stops at Thistlethwaite Vineyards for wine, Shields Nursery for plants, and Waynesburg Milling Company to pick up a gift made by a local artisan. Once you taste fresh picked tomatoes, you’ll be glad you did.
Small town libraries are like the loving literary auntie that every family depends on to make learning a great adventure for kids of all ages. Kids can find themselves in another world within the pages of books found at the library.
From the outside, Eva K. Bowlby Public Library fits right in with all the other the stately homes on North Richhill Street, built during Greene County’s first gas and oil boom days. Wildcatters and lucky leaseholders of the early 20th century brought their sudden wealth to Waynesburg’s north side and converted pastureland into dream homes. The hillside behind the library was once a turkey farm.