Who helped make Greensburg a town?

Thomas Hendricks was a land surveyor.  After surveying the land in 1820, he bought the 48 acre piece of land that would become Greensburg.  On June 14, 1822, his wife Elizabeth Hendricks named the town Greensburg because her hometown was Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Their double log cabin was used as the first courthouse.  Colonel Thomas Hendricks died in Greensburg in 1835.

Historical Society of Decatur County Museum

222 North Franklin Street

PO Box 163

Greensburg, IN 47240

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