Coke & Coke Ovens

The invention of the beehive oven was a major advance in the production of coke. Beehive ovens were large masonry domes and named according to their shape. Constructed in long rows for ease of loading and unloading, workers would bring the coal from the nearby mines, dump the coal in the opening in the top, ignite the coal and seal the ovens to let the coal smolder.

Family Tree

Researching Your Family Tree

If you’re traveling down the family ancestry road and have found a familial connection with Greene County roots, Greene County offers a myriad of research options covering all aspects of our history. From libraries to a museum, courthouse records or living relatives, a visit to Greene County can help you fill in the missing pieces for your genealogical research.