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.
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.
Discover fishing opportunities in Greene County along the waterways traveling through the county. From Wisecarver Reservoir Lake to Tenmile Creek, spend a summer morning relaxing by the water.
Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors. The countryside is growing green again and colorful wildflowers are everywhere. Greene County is a nature lover’s dream and a excellent getaway for outdoorsmen. Trails and natural areas for hiking and exploration, waterways for fishing and boating, and recreational sports for participants or spectators — there’s something for everyone.
Prior to the glaciers, the ancestral Monongahela River flowed from present day north-central West Virginia across Pennsylvania and northwest Ohio.
One of the best known steamboat tugs and the only one still on a river is the W.P. Snyder, Jr., originally built in 1918 and owned by the Carnegie Steel Company. It was originally named the W.H. Clingerman and was one of the first steel hulled steamboats. In September of 1945, it was sold to the Crucible Steel Company and renamed W.P. Snyder, Jr.
Along the Greene River Trail Rices Landing Settlement of Rices Landing One of the earliest overnight visitors was George Washington, when he and his troops camped here on their way to Pittsburgh during the French & Indian War. In 1786, John Rice purchased land on the east side of Enoch’s Run, a tributary of the…