Greenville was founded in 1771. Its original location was three miles west of its present location, and it was moved in 1774 so that it would be on the bank of the Tar River. The city was originally named Martinsborough after Royal Governor Josiah Martin and was renamed Greenesville in honor of Revolutionary War General Nathanael Green in 1786. Its name was later shortened to Greenville.
The decision to relocate to the bank of the Tar River proved to be a wise one that accelerated the town’s growth. In the 19th century, passing riverboats brought passengers and goods, and the town became a major exporter of cotton and tobacco. During the 20th Century, the town’s economics shifted and began to center around the East Carolina Teachers College. In 1967, the college became East Carolina University. Shortly after, major pharmaceutical research and manufacturing firms moved into Greenville and further boosted its economy.
Things to Do
- The Greenville Aquatics & Fitness Center is a city-owned gym and indoor pool. It offers fitness classes, swim clubs, and open recreation hours.
- Magnolia Arts Center features performances by local residents including theater, music, and film. It regularly hosts auditions for local residents looking to get involved.
- The Eastern Carolina Village of Yesteryear has a collection of buildings that were located in Pitt County and surrounding areas between 1840 and 1940. It also houses thousands of artifacts from those time periods.
Greenville has a population of about 87,000. The population is mostly middle-aged with only about 8 percent of its residents being over 65 and 19 percent being under 18. Thirty-six percent of residents over the age of 25 have a bachelor’s degree. The median household income is just $34,000, and 30 percent of residents live below the poverty level. The homeownership rate is 38 percent, and the median value of a home is $148,000. Sixty-seven percent of households have lived in the same home one year or longer.
Like the rest of the state, Greenville has a relatively moderate climate, but still sees four separate seasons. The average July high is about 90 degrees, and the average January low is about 31 degrees. There are just four inches of snow each year, and the city has an average annual rainfall of about 46 inches. There are 107 days with precipitation and 213 sunny days on average each year.
Greenville, NC, Air Conditioning Repair, Maintenance, and Installation
North Carolina’s mild weather makes regular planned maintenance even more important. Because there are so few days with extreme cold or heat, you may not notice that your HVAC system is running inefficiently for some time. This could lead to both increased energy bills and a costly repair bill that could have been avoided if the problem had been caught sooner.
At J & J Mechanical, Inc. we provide planned maintenance for all brands of HVAC systems. When it’s time for a new, more energy-efficient system, we can help you choose and install the one that’s best for your home. We also offer emergency repairs if you need to get your existing system running again. If you’d like to discuss how to make your home more comfortable, contact us.