|William Holms McGuffey has roots in Calcutta. If you go to the Calcutta Elementary School, over near the Pavilion you will find a large stone erected. It is a memorial to McGuffey.|
John Brown is the next person I had heard of that graduated from Greersburg. He was an abolitionist
who is credited with basically starting the American
Civil War with the
Harpers Ferry Raid in 1859. He was captured at this raid and later
hanged. Along with him was a young man named Edwin Coppock, who was a Quaker from Salem, Ohio.