Greene County Overview

LOCATION

Distance from Greensboro (Lake Oconee Parkway, I-20, Exit #130) to:

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  • Athens, GA              33 miles    53 kilometers
  • Atlanta, GA              75 miles    120 kilometers
  • Augusta, GA           70 miles    112 kilometers
  • Birmingham, AL    215 miles    344 kilometers
  • Charleston, SC      210 miles    336 kilometers
  • Greenville, SC       145 miles    232 kilometers
  • Macon, GA              66 miles    105 kilometers
  • Savannah, GA        198 miles    317 kilometers

Greene County I-20 Exits:
Exit 130 = City of Greensboro and crossing of GA 44
Exit 138 = City of Siloam and crossing of GA 15 & 77

TRANSPORTATION
CSX Railroad main line serves the county from Greensboro to Union Point. Piggyback yards are in Atlanta.  Deepwater ports in Brunswick and Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina.

The Greene County Airport is located 2 miles east of Greensboro, the 5,500 x 75 foot runway, has LOC/DME, DME and NDB. The FBO sells aviation fuels and provides hangers, pilot lounge and car rental.  A new terminal opened in the spring of 2005. Elevation 678 feet -- Airport ID 3J7 

MEDICAL
The county’s medical services are provided by the St. Mary's Good Samaritan HospitalSt. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital is guided by the St. Mary's Health Care System mission of improving the health of the people of our communities. St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital is a 25-bed acute care critical access hospital accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, serving the Greensboro and Greater Greene County areas of East Georgia. We offer a wide range of services including general surgery and a 24-hour emergency department. As a St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital, we are able to bring you specialty services close to home, provided by a network of board certified physicians. Access to the expertise and specialty services at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens are available when you require care not available locally.

Additional doctors and specialized health care professionals are available in Greene County. Assisted living and day care centers are available in Greensboro and Union Point.

RECREATION & AMENITIES
Within the last three and a half years we have improved the county recreation facility which offers raquet ball courts, an indoor court, fitness center, and multiple baseball fields, renovated the old Greensboro high school gym into a state of the art performing arts facility called Festival Hall, completely rebuilt the county library, built the complete charter school campus for Lake Oconee Academy, and extended the airport runway to 5,500 feet with parallel taxiway. A new Regional Digital Radio system serves our outstanding; EMS, Sheriff, Police and Fire Protection agencies.
                   
The western border of the county lies on the shoreline of Lake Oconee.  Upscale residential and recreational opportunities are plentiful and available to serve the weekender or future residents. The gated communities at; Reynolds Plantation, Reynolds Landing, and the Harbor Club, offer 8 exceptional golf courses and a quality of life second to none. These facilities and public parks located around Lake Oconee also provide the full compliment of aquatic and sports activities. The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, a five star facility offers world class resort amenities.  A Del Webb Retirement Community opened in 2007, south of I-20 on Cary Station Road.