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Encyclopedia > Allegheny, Pennsylvania

Allegheny was a city in western Pennsylvania, located on the north shore of the junction of the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers, across from Pittsburgh. It has since been absorbed by the neighboring larger city as the neighborhood of Northside. When the two cities were joined, both of the old ward systems were discarded. They were replaced by a new ward system made of 27 wards. In the new ward system, Allegheny, Pennsylvania became wards 21 to 27, thus its past location is easily determinable by viewing a map that depicts the ward system[1]. The absorption of Allegheny, Pennsylvania began in 1906, was effected in 1907, and finally approved by the United States Government in 1911. The population of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania rose from 321,616 in 1900 to 533,905 in 1910, which included the 132,283 who lived in Allegheny, Pennsylvania in 1910 when the last census of Allegheny, Pennsylvania was taken. Andrew Carnegie constructed early one of his Carnegie Free Public Libraries in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. "Allegheny, Pennsylvania" is an acceptable city/town designation for postal addresses, with a ZIP Code of 15212. State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... The Allegheny River (historically, especially in New York state, also spelled Allegany River) is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 325 mi (523 km) long, in the U.S. states of New York and Pennsylvania. ... Carl D. Perkins Bridge in Portsmouth, Ohio with Ohio River and Scioto River tributary on right. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... Northside refers both to the region of Pittsburgh to the north of the Allegheny River and Ohio River and to a small neighborhood within that region. ... Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835–August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American businessman and major philanthropist. ... Mr. ...

Allegheny, Pennsylvania was laid out in 1788, and the lots were sold in Philadelphia by the State government. It was incorporated as a borough in 1828 and as a city in 1840. The population rose to 53,180 in 1870, which is about the time when two recognizable entities sprang forth. A religious denomination called Jehovah's Witnesses was born, and a food processing company called the H.J. Heinz Company built its factory there close to the Chestnut Street bridge over the Allegheny River, which has been replaced by the 16th Street bridge. Today, both the Jehovah's Witnesses and the H.J. Heinz Company have crossed the ocean and are known to people of other nations. Samuel Pierpoint Langley became the director of the Allegheny Observatory in 1867. H. J. Heinz Company, commonly known as just Heinz, famous for its 57 Varieties slogan, was founded in 1869 by Henry John Heinz in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania. ... Samuel Pierpont Langley (August 22, 1834 in Roxbury, Massachusetts near Boston, – February 27, 1906, Aiken, South Carolina) was an American astronomer, physicist, inventor, aeronautics pioneer and aircraft engineer. ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...

As of now, two edifices associated with the sports industry exist there. They are known to many Americans. PNC Park is the home field of the professional baseball team named the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Heinz Field is the home field of the professional football team named the Pittsburgh Steelers. Those facilities replaced an edifice called Three Rivers Stadium in which both teams had played their home games. Towards the end of the 19th century and the start of the 20th century, The Pittsburgh Pirates had performed at Exposition Park which was located in "Allegheny City" (Allegheny, Pennsylvania). PNC Park is home the the Major League Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Heinz Field is a football stadium located near downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Conference AFC Division North Year Founded 1933 Home Field Heinz Field City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team Colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 508-498-21 The Pittsburgh Steelers are a National Football League team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

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Allegheny, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1161 words)
Allegheny was a city in western Pennsylvania (PA), located on the north side of the junction of the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers, across from Pittsburgh.
Samuel Pierpont Langley became the director of the Allegheny Observatory in 1867.
Allegheny was an industrial city and had numerous commercial areas, churches, and social organizations, packing houses, tanneries, soap factories and glue factories that provided opportunities for employment to the primarily German immigrants who settled there.
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1358 words)
Allegheny County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Allegheny County was officially created on September 24, 1788 from parts of Washington and Westmoreland Counties.
Allegheny County is known for the three rivers that flow through the county and meet in Pittsburgh: the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers.
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