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Encyclopedia > Brownsville, Pennsylvania

Brownsville is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 35 miles (56 km) south of Pittsburgh along the Monongahela River. In 1940, 8,015 people lived here. The population was 2,804 at the 2000 census. Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed September 26, 1783 Seat Uniontown Area  - Total  - Water 2,067 km² (798 mi²) 20 km² (8 mi²) 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... The Monongahela River at Morgantown, West Virginia in 1999 The Monongahela River (Affectionately referred to as The Mon) is a river on the Allegheny Plateau in West Virginia and Pennsylvania in the United States. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ...

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Geography

Brownsville is located at 40°1′12″N, 79°53′22″W (40.020026, -79.889536)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.9 km² (1.1 mi²). 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (9.91%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 2,804 people, 1,238 households, and 716 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,082.6/km² (2,796.6/mi²). There were 1,550 housing units at an average density of 598.5/km² (1,545.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 85.95% White, 11.41% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 2.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,238 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.2% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.1% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.97. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 83.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.7 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $18,559, and the median income for a family was $32,662. Males had a median income of $31,591 versus $21,830 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,404. About 28.8% of families and 34.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51.2% of those under age 18 and 17.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Features and History

Dunlap Creek Bridge (1839), carrying old U.S. 40 over Dunlap Creek, in Brownsville may be the nation's oldest dateable cast iron bridge. (Capt. Richard Delafield, engineer; John Snowden and John Herbertson, foundrymen) Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) [1]. Brownsville is also home to Bowman's castle (Nemacolin Castle) and the Philander Knox House. 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Cast iron usually refers to grey cast iron, but can mean any of a group of iron-based alloys containing more than 2% carbon (alloys with less carbon are carbon steel by definition). ... Richard Delafield Richard Delafield (September 1, 1798 – November 5, 1873) was born in New York City. ... The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) is an office of the National Park Service. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Notable residents of the area include Mother Angela (1824-1887), born Eliza Maria Gillespie, Catholic nun who founded St. Mary's Academy in Indiana and helped found the Catholic magazine Ave Maria"[1]. Ave Maria Press was originally founded as a magazine to honor Mary and showcase Catholic writings by Fr. ...


Businesses

Brownsville is the ultimate depiction of how the decline of industry and the rise of suburbanization has destroyed the small American downtown. Once thriving, nearly all of Brownsville's many downtown buildings are vacant. Gone are the many mom and pop stores and restraunts of old. All that remains in downtown Brownsville are an Eckard Pharmacy, a National City Bank, and a few bars. The only notable employer still located within the borough was the Brownsville General Hospital, which recently closed.


A good deal of promise for the town is credited to diligent efforts by a man who bought out the bulk of Brownsville's downtown. He intends to turn the buildings into a type of shopping outlet. This is after changing direction from creating an Indian casino, a plan which didn't seem to have the best economic outcome in the best interest for the local residents of the town. Due to the historic value of the buildings there are economic advantages to keeping the buildings intact and developing them according to historic restoration guidelines. More information about the promise of downtown Brownsville may be available from Pittsburgh PBS station WQED. The station ran a popular short documentary on Brownsville and its neighbor Uniontown. Another small town on the Monongahela that returned from its industrial rise and fall to emerge as a bustling economic shopping and business destination is Homestead, PA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead,_Pennsylvania


References

    1. ^ (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who.

One oasis in the bleak downtown is the historic Flatiron Building, 69 Market Street. An award winning restoration, the historic Flatiron Building houses a history Heritage Center and the Frank L. Melega Art Museum. Frank L. Melega (1905-1997) a Brownsville resident, is considered one of the greatest artists to depict the Coal and Coke Era. The museum features a collection of the artwork of Mr. Melega and changing exhibitons by visiting artists. The museum' s website is melegaartmuseum.org.


External links


Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Municipalities and Communities of Fayette County, Pennsylvania
(County Seat: Uniontown)
Cities Connellsville | Uniontown
Boroughs Belle Vernon | Brownsville | Dawson | Dunbar | Everson | Fairchance | Fayette City | Markleysburg | Masontown | Newell | Ohiopyle | Perryopolis | Point Marion | Seven Springs | Smithfield | South Connellsville | Vanderbilt
Townships Brownsville | Bullskin | Connellsville | Dunbar | Franklin | Georges | German | Henry Clay | Jefferson | Lower Tyrone | Luzerne | Menallen | Nicholson | North Union | Perry | Redstone | Saltlick | South Union | Springfield | Springhill | Stewart | Upper Tyrone | Washington | Wharton
Communities and CDPs East Uniontown | Grindstone-Rowes Run | Hiller | Hopwood | Leith-Hatfield | Lynnwood-Pricedale | New Salem-Buffington | Oliver | Republic

One Year in Brownsville - WQED special http://www.wqed.org/tv/pm/specials/brownsville.shtml Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Fayette_County. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed September 26, 1783 Seat Uniontown Area  - Total  - Water 2,067 km² (798 mi²) 20 km² (8 mi²) 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Uniontown is a city in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 50 miles (80 km) south by east of Pittsburgh. ... Chicago from the air. ... Connellsville is a city located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Uniontown is a city in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 50 miles (80 km) south by east of Pittsburgh. ... A borough is an administrative division used in various countries. ... Belle Vernon is a borough located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Dawson is a borough located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... See also Dunbar (disambiguation) Dunbar is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Everson is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Fairchance is a borough located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Fayette City is a borough located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Markleysburg is a borough located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Masontown is a borough located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Newell is a borough located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Ohiopyle is a borough located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Perryopolis is a borough located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Point Marion is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Seven Springs is a borough located in Pennsylvania. ... Smithfield is a borough located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... South Connellsville is a borough located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Vanderbilt is a borough located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. ... Brownsville Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Bullskin Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Connellsville Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Dunbar Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Franklin Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Georges Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Henry Clay Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Jefferson Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 2,259. ... Lower Tyrone Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Luzerne Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Menallen Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Nicholson Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... North Union Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Perry Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Redstone Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Saltlick Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... South Union Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Springfield Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Springhill Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Stewart Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Upper Tyrone Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Washington Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Wharton Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... East Uniontown is a census-designated place located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Grindstone-Rowes Run is a census-designated place located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Hiller is a census-designated place located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Hopwood may also refer to Hopwood (UK). ... Leith-Hatfield is a census-designated place located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Lynnwood-Pricedale is a census-designated place located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. ... New Salem-Buffington is a census-designated place located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Oliver is a census-designated place located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... Republic is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Brownsville, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (432 words)
Brownsville is a borough located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 35 miles (56 km) south of Pittsburgh along the Monongahela River.
Brownsville is located at 40°1'12" North, 79°53'22" West (40.020026, -79.889536)
Dunlap Creek Bridge (1839), carrying old U.S. 40 over Dunlap Creek, in Brownsville may be the nation's oldest dateable cast iron bridge.
Brownsville - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (103 words)
Brownsville is the name of several places in the United States of America:
Brownsville is also a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.
Brownsville is also the original name of Schomberg, Ontario.
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