Introduction to Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania
Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny county, is 7 miles NE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The town, which benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, has a population of approximately 5,436.
Fox Chapel History
Native Indians inhabited the area before James Powers arrived in 1790. The Fox Chapel Borough was carved out of the O'Hara and Indiana Townships. Following a court order, Fox Chapel was incorporated in 1934 despite resistance from inhabitants of the two townships. Later some inhabitants wanted to expand the borough because they felt that it had superior administration. The town was named after John Fox, a German immigrant who arrived in 1831. His daughter donated land to the Faith United Methodist Church with the desire that a chapel be named after her father.
Fox Chapel and Nearby Attractions
- Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
- Bushy Run Battlefield
- Old Economy Historical Site
- Point State Park
- National Aviary
- Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Things To Do In Fox Chapel
The Andy Warhol Museum houses over 4,000 works by the artist. A utopian village of the nineteenth century can be seen at the Old Economy Historical Site. The place where native Indians fought the Pontiac's War in 1723 can also be accessed from Fox Chapel. Point State Park has been named a historic landmark because of its importance in the wars between the French and the Indians. The park is located at the apex of the Golden Triangle. Camping, fishing, boating, and hiking may be enjoyed at Raccoon Creek State Park.
Fox Chapel Transportation
Pittsburgh International is the nearest airport.
Fox Chapel Higher Education
Carlow College, Point Park University, and University of Pittsburgh are close to Fox Chapel.