History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement and Progress to the Present Time [4 volumes]


A fascinating look back to the early settlement and evolution of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to the year of 1889. The history gives the reader a feel for Western Pennsylvania during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Towns, villages, and cities such as Pittsburgh and McKeesport are described. Society, economy, and important events are detailed with portraits, genealogies, and biographies of some of its prominent men and representative citizens. The first volume contains elements of the settlement, pioneer life, boundary disputes, politics, churches, cemeteries, French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Mexican War.

The following townships and boroughs comprise most of the second volume: Moon, Findlay, Crescent, North and South Fayette, Collier, Robinson, Stowe, Neville, Upper and Lower St. Clair, Snowden, Bethel, Baldwin, Union, Scott, Mifflin, Jefferson, Elizabeth, Lincoln, Versailles (North and South), Wilkins, Sterrett, Braddock, Plum, Patton, Penn, West and East Deer, Richland, Hampton, Indiana, O'Hara, Harmar, Springdale, Pine, McCandless, Ross, Shaler, Ohio, Kilbuck, Aleppo, Franklin, Marshall, Sewickley, and Leet. The index in each volume will help reader locate particular names, townships and boroughs, churches, and events.

A. Warner and Co.

(1889, 2008), 2013, 5½x8½, paper, index, 4 vols., 1768 pp.

ISBN: 9780788400629