Introduction to Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland county, is 14 miles NE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city, which is located in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, has a population of 12,608.
Lower Burrell History
In 1852, following a petition by the residents of the region, Judge Jeremiah Murry Burrell established the Burrell Township. It was created from portions of Allegheny Township. In 1878, another petition was submitted to the Court of Westmoreland County requesting a further subdivision of Burrell Township. As a result, the communities of Upper Burrell and Lower Burrell were founded on January 18, 1879. On January 12, 1959, Lower Burrell was officially incorporated as a city.
Lower Burrell and Nearby Attractions
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History
- Bushy Run Battlefield
- Westmoreland Museum of American Art
- Keystone State Park
- National Aviary
- Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Things To Do In Lower Burrell
The city of Lower Burrell offers easy access to several historic sites like the Clayton - Henry Clay Frick Estate, Bushy Run Battlefield, and Rachel Carson Homestead. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History showcases artifacts and memorabilia which relay the region's natural and cultural heritage. The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and Andy Warhol Museum are also close by. Various recreational activities like swimming, camping, and hiking can be enjoyed at the Keystone State Park. National Aviary, and Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium are other popular attractions in the area.
Lower Burrell Transportation
Pittsburgh International Airport is close by.
Lower Burrell Higher Education
Oakbridge Academy of Arts is located in Lower Burrell. Other colleges nearby include the Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham College, and Penn State New Kensington.