Introduction to McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania

McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny county, is 4 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Part of the surrounding Pittsburgh metro area, the town is not isolated.

McKees Rocks History

According to research and skeletal findings, this area was inhabited long before the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. The community was named "McKees Rocks" in honor of Alexander McKee, an 18th century landowner. In 1764, 1,300 acres were given to McKee. The second part of the town's name was due to the presence of a rocky projection into the river near this place. McKees Rocks was once known as a center for iron and steel manufacturing.

McKees Rocks and Nearby Attractions

  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Fort Pitt Museum
  • Old Economy Historical Site
  • Raccoon Creek State Park
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • National Aviary

Things To Do In McKees Rocks

McKees Rocks Indian Mound, located in the "Bottoms" neighborhood, is a historic landmark indicating the site where the oldest human skeletons in eastern North America were discovered. Artifacts of historical importance can also be viewed at the nearby Frick Art & Historical Center, Fort Pitt Museum, and Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Old Economy Village is a historic site where a Harmony Society community was founded in 1824. Raccoon Creek State Park, occupying an area of more than 7,300 acres, features a lake and also offers facilities for boating, hiking, fishing, camping, and picnicking. Among other notable attractions in the area are the National Aviary, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, and Point State Park.

McKees Rocks Transportation

Air transportation is available from Pittsburgh International Airport.

McKees Rocks Higher Education

Carlow College, Carnegie Mellon University, Community College of Allegheny County, and University of Pittsburgh are some of the colleges near McKees Rocks.

Mckees Rocks Almanac

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Mckees Rocks Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 35 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip39 inches
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ben Avon1,865$116,607
Ben Avon Heights343$178,750

Mckees Rocks Public Libraries

F.o.r. Sto-rox Library
Mckees Rocks, Pennsylvania
(412) 771-1222

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Mckees Rocks Hospitals

Ohio Valley General Hospital
25 Heckel Road
(412) 777-6161

Mckees Rocks Public Schools

Sto-rox El Sch
300 Ewing Rd
ZIP: 15136
(412) 771-3213
Total Enrollment 648
Sto-rox Hs
1105 Valley St
ZIP: 15136
(412) 771-3213
Total Enrollment 332
Sto-rox Ms
298 Ewing Rd
ZIP: 15136
(412) 771-3213
Total Enrollment 272
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