After the United States became independent, Greene County was formed in 1783 from the original Washington County located in North Carolina. The county is named after Major General Nathanael Greene who lived from 1742 to 1786 and was a major general in the Continental Army. The county has a total area of 624 square miles with a population count of 69,087 residents.
Greene County was formed in 1821, from the unincorporated territory and from a portion of the previous land of Sullivan County. It was named after former General Nathanael Greene who commanded the southern troops in the American Revolutionary War, which eventually forced the British army to retreat to Yorktown. There the British were forced to surrender, ensuring American independence. The county has a total area of 546 sqaure miles along with a population count of 32,006 residents.