Introduction to West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny county, is 8 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. As of the 2000 census, 22,464 people lived in West Mifflin.
West Mifflin History
West Mifflin is located in Allegheny County, which was the first county in Pennsylvania that had a Native American name. Allegheny County was named after the Allegheny River and the word 'Allegheny' was said to mean 'fine water'. Some believe that it refers to a mythical tribe called 'Allegewi'. The first Europeans to settle here were the French who arrived in 1749. The County of Allegheny was officially established on September 24, 1788.
West Mifflin and Nearby Attractions
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History
- Bushy Run Battlefield
- Point State Park
- National Aviary
- Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
- Hidden Valley
Things To Do In West Mifflin
The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and Old Economy Village are several museums in the area. Historic sites often visited include Bushy Run Battlefield, Old Economy Historical Site, and Rachel Carson Homestead. Hiking, camping, biking, and picnicking may be enjoyed at Point State Park, Beaver Creek State Park, and Linn Run State Park. Trips may also be planned to the National Aviary and Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
West Mifflin Transportation
Pittsburgh International Airport is located nearby.
West Mifflin Higher Education
Carlow College, Carnegie Mellon University, and Chatham College are located neat West Mifflin.