Introduction to Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Monroeville is located in Allegheny county in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Residents have easy access to Pittsburgh. Monroeville is a home rule municipality.
In 1769 the initial Colonial settlers arrived. During the first half of the 1800's Monroeville was a farming community. In 1807 the Northern Turnpike was constructed which connected Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Monroeville was a stagecoach location on the new road. The city was named in tribute to Joe Monroe, a farmer who sold the land that was used to establish the municipality.
During the late 19th century, the region's coal mining was thriving. After a modern highway was constructed which connected Monroeville to Pittsburgh the population of the town substantially increased. Numerous companies built facilities in Monroe including US Steel, Westinghouse, Koppers Company, Bituminous Coal and PPG Industries.
- Little Stone Bridge
- McGinley House
- McCully Log House
Bushy Run History Loop Trail offers a pleasant hike and is popular with history buffs. The nearby Frick Park Tour Loop Trail provides wild flowers in the spring and beautiful leaves in Autumn. It's enjoyed by cross-country skiing enthusiasts. Schenley Park, located in Pittsburgh, includes a scenic loop trail and is worth the visit. The Kennywood Amusement Park is located a short distance away. The Sandcastle Waterpark is located nearby. The county's Allegheny Islands State Park consists of three islands which are accessible by boat. The region's Hillman State Park is a notable location. Point State Park is located in downtown Pittsburgh and is used for recreational activities. The Maple Crest Golf Course offers provisions for a quick game.
Air transportation is available from the Pittsburgh International Airport.
Monroeville higher education
Carlow College and Carnegie Mellon University, both located nearby, offer higher education to the citizens of Monroeville.