Introduction to Baldwin, Pennsylvania
Baldwin, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny county, is 7 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The town, which is considered part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, has a population of 19,999.
The region was originally settled around 1780. On February 24th, 1844, the township of Baldwin was created from portions of Jefferson, Mifflin, Upper St. Clair, and Lower St. Clair Townships. The community was named in honor of a Pittsburgh lawyer, Henry Baldwin. Mining became an important industry because of the presence of coal. During the mid-18th to late-19th century, the area also became known for its agricultural exports like whisky and cherries. On October 27, 1950, the borough of Baldwin was incorporated from parts of the township.
Baldwin and Nearby Attractions
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History
- Bushy Run Battlefield
- Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
- Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
- National Aviary
- Point State Park
Things To Do In Baldwin
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Frick Art & Historical Center, and Fort Pitt Museum house artifacts which relay the story of the region's historical and cultural background. Exhibits in the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum depict the history of street railways. Bushy Run Battlefield, a place of historic interest, was the site of a 1763 battle in Pontiac's War which resulted in the victory of the Anglo-American forces. Old Economy Historical Site includes a utopian village established in 1824. Point State Park, National Aviary, and Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium are other popular places to visit near Baldwin.
Pittsburgh International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Baldwin Higher Education
Colleges close to Baldwin include Carlow College, Carnegie Mellon University, Community College of Allegheny County, University of Pittsburgh.