Greenville, Georgia is the county seat of Merriweather County, located about 50 miles from Atlanta. Founded in 1827, today the town has a population of less than 900 people. It was named for Revolutionary War hero Nathaniel Greene. The iconic courthouse was built in 1903 but suffered damage from a fire in the 1976. The historic downtown has a number of shops and restaurants.
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Most of the businesses in downtown Greenville look to be shutdown and the area is bare. Are there plans to revitalize the downtown area around the court house?