The Community of Greenville, Indiana is seeking to fund the installation of a "Welcome to Greenville" sign. The total cost of the sign is $3,400 which covers the artwork, one sign, posts, installation, INDOT right-of-way application and required engineering work. The anticipated location of the sign will face traffic approaching from Louisville, traveling Northwest along Highway 150.
The handcrafted sign was designed by Danthonia Designs. The artwork features;
1) The historic United Methodist Church in Greenville which was built in 1899 by Capt. John Nafius and paid for by John Baptiste Ford (who is famous for his multiple contributions to industrialism). The church was listed on the National Historic Register in 2004. The church is named after Mathew Simpson who was a Methodist Bishop and a US Senator from Indiana.
2) A bison, which traveled the historic Buffalo Trace, highlighting Greenville's geographic location near the Buffalo Trace Route and our location on Highway 150 which is designated as Indiana's Historic Pathway.
3) A French Alpine goat with a picture of goat cheese. The goat and goat cheese is a reference to Capriole Goat Cheese made just on the outskirts of Greenville. Capriole is the most awarded goat cheese maker in the United States and one of the most awarded in the world. The goat cheese pictured is Capriole's most awarded cheese, The O'Banon. The goat is a breed known as a French Alpine which is what Capriole primarily used for milk. Capriole highlights Greenville's contributions to agribusiness and their story inspires entrepreneurs and future farmers.
4) "Established in 1816". The year Andrew Mundell and Benjamin Haines platted Greenville. Several of the roads in town, commonly refered to as alleys due to how narrow they are, have retained their original platted size.
Our community is 202 years old and we have never had a 'Welcome' sign. We can all work together to raise this money and provide a beautiful entrance sign to our Town.
This project is facilitated by Town Councilman Andy Lemon at the request of the Greenville Town Council.
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