Greenville (Ohio)

Darke County


Greenville is a city in Darke County, Ohio, United States. At the 2000 census, Greenville had 13,294 inhabitants. The city is the county seat of Darke County. Every year in August there is a nine-day Countyausstellung, which is known as the largest of its kind in the United States. KitchenAid, a manufacturer of kitchen utensils, is based in this city.


Greenville geographical coordinates loud 40 ° 6 ' N, 84 ° 38' W40.1025 - 84.628055555556 ( 40.102474, -84.627985 ). The village is located approximately seven miles from the Darke County Airport in Versailles and 56 kilometers from the James M. Cox Dayton International Airport in Vandalia.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.6 km ², all of it is land.


At the time of the census of 2000, there were 13,294 persons Greenville. The population density was 851.2 people per km ². There were 6030 housing units at an average 386.1 per km ². The population consisted of Greenville 91.31 % White, 0.56 % African American, 0.17 % Native American, 0.53 % Asian, 0.02 % Pacific Islander, 0.44 % reported other races to belong and 0.97 % from two or more races. 1.14 % of the population to be Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The residents of Greenville distributed to 5649 households out of which 27.3 % were living in children under 18 years. 46.5 % married couples living together, 11.0 % had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7 % were non-families. 34.4 % of households were made ​​up of individuals and someone lived in 16.9 % of all households aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size is 2.85 people.

The population was spread out with 22.7 % under the, 8.3 % 18 -24- year-old, 25.4 % 25 -44- year-old, 20.9% 45-64 year olds and 22.7 % under the age of 65 years or more. The average age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. In the over -18s accounted for 100 women 78.6 males.

The median household income in Greenville was 31,791 U.S. dollars and the median family income reached the level of 38 699 U.S. dollars. The average income of men was 33 143 U.S. dollars, compared to 24 875 U.S. dollars for women. The per capita income amounted to 18,830 U.S. dollars. 13.4 % of the population and 10.2% of families had affected an income below the poverty line, including 18.8 % of minors and 14.6 % of those age 65 or over.


Greenville founded on the site of the former Fort Greene Ville, the. Covering an area of ​​55 acres, or about 22 hectares, the largest wooden fort was that was ever built in North America General Anthony Wayne had built it as a base for the winter 1793/94, in which he prepared the campaign against the Indian tribes of the Northwest Territory. Wayne named the fort after his comrades, the General Nathanael Greene of the Revolutionary War. After the Battle of Fallen Timbers, the Treaty of Greenville between the defeated tribes and the U.S. government was signed on August 3, 1795 in this fort.

Built in 1849 Bear's Mill, whose stone millstones are driven by water power, in 1977 entered in the National Register of Historic Places.

Greenville has a historical museum dedicated among other things to Annie Oakley and Lowell Thomas, who were both born in the vicinity. It also houses exhibits related to Anthony Wayne and the Treaty of Greenville as well as items of the North American Indians and a race car from the early days of the 500 miles of Indianapolis.

Name Variants

The city has some name variants:

  • Fort Greenville
  • Fort Greenville
  • Greeneville
  • Miami Town
  • Tecumseh Point
  • Tecumseh's Spring