Greenville Ohio: An Overview

Introduction to Greenville, Ohio

Greenville is situated in Darke County, Ohio. It is 33 miles North-West of Dayton and 65 miles North of Cincinnati in Ohio. The distance is measured from centre to centre. The current population of Greenville is 13,294.


Greenville History

General Anthony Wayne established his army headquarters in Greenville in 1793. His target was to achieve control over the Great Northwest Territory. The area was named after General Nathanael Greene. The famous Treaty of Greenville was signed at Fort Greenville on August 3, 1795. Greenville came under the control of whites around 1820. It was incorporated in 1870.

Greenville and nearby Attractions

  • Englewood MetroPark
  • Fort Jefferson
  • Darke County Historical Society Museum
  • Lake Loramie State Park
  • Garst Museum

Things to Do in Greenville

If you are in Greenville, do not forget to pay a visit to the memorabilia of Lowell Thomas and Annie Oakley at the Garst Museum. There are some beautiful parks in Greenville including the Shawnee Prairie Preserve, Greenville City Park, and Annie Oakley Park. The Greenville South Broadway Commercial Historic is also a good place to visit.

Quick Facts about Greenville


Greenville is now suffering from unemployment problem. The Rate of unemployment is 4.70% (US average is 6.30%). Job sectors are not developing rather it has decreased by 0.29%.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Greenville is 15.60% lower than US average. Greenville’s living cost is less than many other countries.


It takes 20 minutes (average) to travel from one place to another throughout the city. The national average is 25 minutes.

Real Estate

The cost of a typical median home is $91,300 in Greenville. In the last year, the home appreciation was -.70%.


Greenville offers around 15.7 teachers per student. The public schools spend $13,377 per for individual student whereas the amount is $12,435 in the US.

Basic Facts about Greenville Ohio

Greenville’s population is 13,111 as per the record of July 2015. It is considered as a densely populated city comparing to other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) on Ohio.

This city is located at a latitude of 40.1047 and longitude of 84.6215 in the Darke County. Greenville includes a land area of 6.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles within its boundary area. It is in the Eastern Time zone (GMT-5). The elevation is 1,043 feet.

Greenville has a C1 Census Class Code (GNIS ID: 2394994) that indicates an active incorporated place not serving as a county subdivision equivalent. The Functional Status Code of “A” means this city has an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The city of Greenville is within the Township of Greenville. It is a minor civil division (MCD) of Darke County.