Introduction to Plum, Pennsylvania
Plum, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny county, is 13 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It's situated in Western Pennsylvania and is regarded as a borough. Football is a significant part of the culture of Plum. The Mustangs are part of the AAAA Big East section of the WPIAL. The city was named for the vast number of plum trees that filled the community. A large number of residents commute to Pittsburgh for work. The Communities Days Festival and Sugar Plum Days are poplar events.
The French arrived in 1749. They claimed all of western Pennsylvania for Louis XV of France. The French explorers traveled along the Allegheny and Ohio rivers. During the late 1700s farming was a major factor for the growth of the region. Fort Duquesne was a significant location during the French and Indian War. The early settlements were established near natural resources such as coal. The last coal mine was shut down in 1987. The area became a residential community.
Boyce Park is a vast acreage and includes ski slopes. Residents have easy access to Pittsburgh which has professional sports teams and a wide assortment of activities and entertainment, including the Pittsburgh Symphony, ballet and opera. Oakmont Country Club is close by. The region's Lake Arthur is a popular destination for a variety of outdoor activities.
Allegheny Islands State Park includes three alluvial islands situated in the Allegheny River which can be accessed by boat. Hillman State Park is nearby. Point State Park is located in downtown Pittsburgh and is used for a variety of recreational activities.
Plum Higher Education
The University of Pittsburgh, Chatam University, Carnegie Mellon and Duquesne University are located in the Pittsburgh region.