A former variant name of Greer was Greersville. Greersville was laid out in 1836 by Robert Greer, and named for him. A post office called Greersville was established in 1851, the name was changed to Greer in 1908, and the post office closed in 1949.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Greer, Ohio
- Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Knox County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, Containing a Condensed, Comprehensive History of Ohio. A. A. Graham & Company. p. 496.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- "Knox County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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