Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania
Mount Gretna is a borough in Lebanon County, United States. It is part of PA Metropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 196 at the 2010 census. It is a popular place in the summer, for it has a nationally ranked juried art show and chamber music concerts, book reviews, an annual tour of historic homes and cottages; the community has a roller rink, open-air playhouse, miniature golf course, several restaurants, an award-winning ice cream parlor known as the Jigger Shop. The surrounding area, which includes seven distinct neighborhoods, has a year-round population estimated at 1,500 persons. Summertime population increases to about 2,500. Mount Gretna is located at 40°14′47″N 76°28′22″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.2 square miles, all of it land. Mount Gretna is divided into seven different sections; these include Mount Gretna Heights. The area which includes Conewago Lake and the Timbers Restaurant is called Timber Hills. Conewago Hill, Timber Bridge and Conewago Lake are not in Mount Gretna, but rather South Londonderry Township.
Mount Gretna is bordered to the east by West Cornwall Township, to the west by South Londonderry Township (1.06 Pursuant to a letter written by Hugh Maxwell, an official of the Cornwall and Lebanon Railroad, sent by him to the Lebanon County Historical Society "and read before them on April 26, 1901" the name "Mount Gretna" was suggested by his wife, subsequently adopted by the Board, "On September 21st 1883 that name appears in public print for the first time in the Lebanon Daily News." As of the census of 2000, there were 242 people, 117 households, 74 families residing in Mt. Gretna Borough; the population density was 1,557.5 people per square mile. There were 205 housing units at an average density of 1,319.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 99.17% White and 0.83% Asian. There were 117 households, out of which 13.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.9% were non-families.
27.4% of all households were made up of individuals, 10.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.53. In the borough, the population was spread out, with 12.0% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 18.2% from 25 to 44, 43.0% from 45 to 64, 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 106.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males. The median income for a household in the borough was $62,917, the median income for a family was $87,500. Males had a median income of $43,333 versus $48,125 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $43,470. None of the families and 0.8% of the population were living below the poverty line. Lois Herr - progressive activist Compositions by Bill McGlaughlin The Mt. Gretna Newsletter Mt. Gretna Area Website
Gretna is a city in Sarpy County, United States. The population was 4,441 at the 2010 census. Gretna started shortly after the Burlington Railroad built a short line between Omaha and Ashland in the summer of 1886. Advent of the village of Gretna on this new laid rail line was the cue for the exit of the nearby trading post of Forest City, which had existed since 1856. In its day, Forest City, located 2.5 miles southwest of where Gretna now stands, was a flourishing and busy place, but it was doomed by the rail road which passed it by. The only marker that exists today to show the site of old Forest City is the cemetery, located a little to the east of what was the center of activity in the settlement. Names that were prominent in the beginnings of Forest City were the families of William Langdon, John Thomas and John Conner; the Lincoln Land Company, recognizing the potential of the site and platted the town site of Gretna in 1887. The village was incorporated by July 10, 1889; the name suggests the ancestral county of some of the earliest settlers.
Gretna is located at 41°8′20″N 96°14′42″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.10 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 4,441 people, 1,594 households, 1,139 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,114.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,671 housing units at an average density of 795.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population. There were 1,594 households of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 28.5% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.29.
The median age in the city was 34.5 years. 31.7% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,355 people, 889 households, 642 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,996.2 people per square mile. There were 917 housing units at an average density of 777.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.64% White, 0.04% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.17% from other races, 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population. There were 889 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.7% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.
The median age in the city was 36 years. 28.1% of the population was under the age of 18, 8.3% was aged from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, 13.0% were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females, there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males. As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $50,112, the median income for a family was $56,410. Males had a median income of $37,868 versus $27,569 for females; the per capita income for the city was $21,729. About 2.3% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over. Gretna has a non-partisan election every four years, in years divisible by four, for mayor. Two rounds are held, with the top two vote-getters in the primary advancing to the general election; the city is split with two city council members elected from each ward. The mayor and council meet twice a month; the nearest hospitals are Midlands Hospital in Papillion.
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Gretna is a city in Gadsden County, United States. The population was 1,460 as of the 2010 census, down from 1,709 at the 2000 census, it is on U. S. 90 8 miles south of the Florida-Georgia border. Gretna is part of Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gretna is in west-central Gadsden County at 30°36′56″N 84°39′45″W; the city limits have expanded south and west 5 miles to encompass part of Interstate 10. U. S. Route 90 passes through Gretna as Main Street. Interstate 10 passes through the southwest part of Gretna, with access from Exit 174. I-10 leads east 28 miles to Tallahassee and west 160 miles to Pensacola. SR 12 leads southwest 24 miles to Bristol, SR 65 leads south 17 miles to Hosford. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Gretna has a total area of 6.0 square miles, of which 0.01 square miles, or 0.13%, is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,709 people, 503 households, 401 families residing in the city; the population density was 906.7 inhabitants per square mile.
There were 553 housing units at an average density of 293.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 88.41% African American, 6.14% White, 0.18% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 4.68% from other races, 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.65% of the population. There were 503 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 31.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.1% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.40 and the average family size was 3.84. In the city, the population was spread out with 35.0% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $24,769, the median income for a family was $26,176. Males had a median income of $20,819 versus $17,955 for females; the per capita income for the city was $9,062. About 25.9% of families and 30.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.3% of those under age 18 and 24.2% of those age 65 or over. The U. S. Postal Service operates the Gretna Post Office; the county government operates the Brenda A. Holt Gadsden County Gretna Public Safety Complex; the Gretna Volunteer Fire Department operates one fire station. The Gadsden Connector, a Big Bend Transit bus route, has a stop in Gretna; the Gadsden County School District operates area public schools. Residents in PreK-3 are served by Greensboro Primary School and residents in grades 4-5 are served by West Gadsden Middle School. Gretna Elementary School, which served elementary school students, closed in 2017; as of 2017 Gadsden County High School is the only zoned high school in the county, due to the consolidation of West Gadsden High School's high school section into East Gadsden High.
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Mount Gretna Narrow Gauge Railway
The Mount Gretna Narrow Gauge Railway was a 2 ft narrow-gauge line of the Cornwall and Lebanon Railroad in the state of Pennsylvania that operated between 1889 and 1916. The Cornwall and Lebanon Railroad earlier had established a station and picnic ground at Mount Gretna; the Gilded Age iron industrialist and railroad president Robert Habersham Coleman decided that a 4-mile narrow-gauge railroad to the top of nearby Governor Dick Mountain would provide an additional tourist draw, a 0.6-mile spur at milepost 0.75 could service the Pennsylvania National Guard rifle ranges nearby. The line was built to the rare and narrow gauge of 24 inches. Locomotives, apart from an early and unsuccessful H. K. Porter, Inc 0-4-4 Forney locomotive, were three 4-4-0 "American" types built by Baldwin Locomotive Works. Locomotive #12 was ordered on 22 June 1889 and built in only 8 days to be ready for anticipated Independence Day crowds after the Porter Forney wheelbase proved too rigid for reliable service on small-radius curves.
The Baldwin locomotives featured lagged smokeboxes and were the only 2 ft gauge 4-4-0s operated in North America. Rails weighing 30 pounds per yard were spiked onto the 4-inch face of ties 3 feet long. A turntable, engine-house, water tank, runaround track, storage tracks were near the junction with the Cornwall & Lebanon at Mount Gretna. Return loops were built around Governor Dick peak. During the summer of 1889 passengers were carried in one conventional coach and 7 open-sided observation cars boarded from long foot-boards running along the length of either side of the car. Two more observation cars were added when locomotive #15 was purchased for the summer of 1890. At first the railroad was popular; the loop around Governor Dick was dismantled after the summer of 1896, but the railroad continued operation for the National Guard rifle range. A serious accident in 1915 killed off that traffic. One of the observation cars overturned on a sharp curve when a large number of guardsmen attempted to board from one side of the car.
There were some serious injuries, the tiny railroad ceased operation in the summer of 1916, shortly after its parent company's purchase by the Pennsylvania Railroad. The narrow-gauge equipment was loaded aboard standard gauge cars on 14 September 1916; the standard-gauge Cornwall and Lebanon Railroad continued operations as a branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central Transportation Company until 1972. Hurricane Agnes caused flood damage, preventing operation of trains on the branch, the damage was not repaired; the branch was converted to the 21st-century Lebanon Valley Rail Trail. Abdill, George B.. A Locomotive Engineer's Album. Bonanza Books. Best, Gerald M.. Mexican Narrow Gauge. Howell-North. Crittenden, H. Temple. "Two-footers". Railway and Locomotive Historical Society. Moody, Linwood W.. The Maine Two-Footers. Howell-North. Schaumburg, William C.. "Pennsylvania two-footer". Railroad Model Craftsman. Shaw, Frederic. Little Railways of the World. Howell-North
Gretna is an unincorporated community in Logan County, in the U. S. state of Ohio. A post office was established at Gretna in 1878, remained in operation until 1901. Besides the post office, Gretna had a railroad station and country store
Gretna is an unincorporated urban community in the Municipality of Rhineland within the Canadian province of Manitoba that held town status prior to January 1, 2015. Just north of the Canada - United States border on PTH 30, Gretna had a population of 541 in 2016, it is bordered by North Dakota. The nearest American community to Gretna is North Dakota. Once home to roaming Buffalo herds, the area around Gretna attracted European settlers as far back as the early 19th century. Gretna was only known as "Smuggler's Point", a simple border crossing where the flow of undeclared goods were smuggled over the border by early settlers and fur trappers. Soon after establishing the 49th parallel as the international border, Gretna became an important customs centre and border community for both the Canadian and American governments. Gretna's strategic geographic location raised the interest of the Canadian Pacific Railway which encouraged the creation of large grain elevator operations in the area; the Ogilvie Milling Company was one of the first and most prominent private companies in Gretna around the turn of the 20th century.
It is believed company founder William Ogilvie from Scotland, named Gretna after Gretna Green in Scotland a border community, where runaway couples were married by the blacksmith at his anvil. Gretna soon became a prominent border community; as businesses thrived and expanded, Gretna life in the early 20th century was filled with promise and opportunity. As progress would have it, changes afforded Gretna no favours and the community began losing the grain milling industry responsible for its boom. After the World War II, Gretna became the centre for oil transfer to the United States of America. Enbridge Pipelines Inc. which has been, continues to be, a supporting member of Gretna. In 2013, the Provincial NDP Government legislated Manitoba communities under the population of 1000 must amalgamate with their nearest neighbouring municipality with a deadline of 2015. Gretna lost its local government as a result and governmental control was passed to the RM of Rhineland, now the Municipality of Rhineland.
Gretna's history reveals how this rural community has survived many changes and disasters. It continues to draw young families looking for that comfortable mix between urban. A. E. van Vogt, early 20th century sci-fi author, was born in Edenburg, a small village 2 miles east of Gretna. List of oil pipelines Town of Gretna Community Profile Town of Gretna Map of Gretna at Statcan
Gretna is the second-largest city in and parish seat of Jefferson Parish, United States. Gretna lies on the west bank of the Mississippi River, just east and across the river from uptown New Orleans, it is part of the New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 17,736 at the 2010 census. Gretna is located at 29°54′59″N 90°3′15″W and has an elevation of 0 feet behind the levee along the Mississippi River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.9 square miles, of which 3.5 sq mi is land and 0.4 sq mi is water. Gretna was settled in 1836 as Mechanicsham, growing with a station on the Mississippi River for the Missouri Pacific Railroad and Pacific Railway, Southern Pacific Railroad, with a ferry across the River to New Orleans; the famous spice-maker Zatarain's was founded here in 1889. Gretna was incorporated in 1913, absorbing the section of McDonogh within the Jefferson Parish boundaries. In the 1940 census, Gretna had a population of 10,879.
The city and its police received considerable press coverage when, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, people who attempted to escape from New Orleans by walking over the Crescent City Connection bridge over the Mississippi River were turned back at gunpoint by City of Gretna Police, along with Crescent City Connection Police and Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies, who set up a roadblock on the bridge in the days following the hurricane. According to eyewitnesses, some officers threatened to shoot those coming from New Orleans as they attempted to cross into Gretna on foot, shots were fired overhead; as of the census of 2010, there were 17,734 people, 6,958 households, 4,286 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,685 people per square mile. There were 7,665 housing units at an average density of 2,082 per square mile; the racial makeup of the city was 48.05% White, 20.43% African American, 1.20% Native American, 8.12% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 4.03% from other races, 2.45% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.38% of the population. There were 6,958 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.7% were married couples living together, 19.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.4% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.06. In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 23.8% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was higher than Louisiana's median age of 34.0 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $28,065, the median income for a family was $31,881. Males had a median income of $28,259 versus $21,019 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,735.
About 20.8% of families and 24.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.7% of those under age 18 and 20.2% of those age 65 or over. The United States Postal Service operates the Gretna Post Office; the city has a police department, established in 1913. In 2016, press reports indicated the local police had arrested 6,566 in 2013; this is a rate about fourteen times that of a typical city. Such arrests may have generated over other revenue for the city. Gretna's public schools are operated by the Jefferson Parish Public Schools system. Schools serving portions of the city limits are in the City of Gretna. Zoned elementary schools serving sections of Gretna include Shirley T. Johnson Gretna Park Elementary School, William Hart Elementary School, McDonogh #26 Elementary School. George Cox Elementary School, which serves a portion of Gretna, is in Timberlane, an unincorporated area. Most residents are zoned to Gretna Middle School, while some are zoned to Livaudais Middle School in Terrytown.
Most residents are zoned to West Jefferson High School in Harvey, an unincorporated area of Jefferson Parish, while some are zoned to Helen Cox High School located in Harvey. In regards to advanced studies academies, residents are zoned to the Gretna Academy. Gretna #2 Academy for Advanced Studies a Pre-5 magnet school and L. W. Ruppel Academy, a 6-8 magnet school, are in Gretna. Thomas Jefferson High School is another magnet school in Gretna. Kate Middleton Elementary in Terrytown served a portion of Gretna. In 2012 Kate Middleton Elementary closed. Milestone Sabis Academy, a K-8 charter school, is in Gretna. Jefferson Parish Library operates the Gretna Public Library in Gretna; the current facility, with more than 5,800 square feet of space, opened on March 17, 2010. The library includes a 1,000-square-foot meeting room; the library is twice the size of the previous 3,000-square-foot facility. In his book "On the Road", author Jack Kerouac mentions Gretna. Portions of the movie "A Love Song for Bobby Long" were filmed in Gretna.
Portions of "Monster's Ball" were filmed in Gretna. Bianca Del Rio, is an American actor, drag queen, insult comedian, costume designer, reality-show personality in RuPaul's Drag Race Joseph Bouie, Jr. member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 97 in Orleans Parish since 2014.