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How did the Green Swamp get its name?

The Green Swamp was named after John Green, an early settler who owned property in the area, according to Russell Kologiski’s “The Phytogeography of the Green Swamp.”

Green’s ownership of the property was documented by a 1770 land grant of 640 acres by King George II of England to Admiral Mark Robinson mentioning “John Green’s field” as one of the property boundaries.

Green’s land later came to be known as “John Green’s Swamp,” then “Green’s Swamp,” and finally “Green Swamp.”

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