Town History

Settled 1774  •  Established 1803

Named Greenville in 1808

Population 3,739  •  Total square miles 38.9

1,345 households  •  918 families

Current day Greenville reflects trends of the past. Many of our roadways follow creeks, water power, turnpikes, and the need to connect population clusters, with Routes 32 and 81 acting as today’s major thorough-fares. Greenville’s rural nature reflects over two hundred years of agricultural use that has subsided, awaiting the next major use. This agricultural use, combined with the influence of the boarding house era of mid-20th century, has imprinted the primary architecture of the town. However, the last fifty years has seen the advent of both the smaller single-family house and the larger house size of the prosperous straddling of the 21st century.

 Greenville Local History Group Newsletters

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I learn more about Greenville's history?

The Local History Group meets monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month between April and November. Meetings are usually held in the Community Room of the Library, but can be off-site for special programs.