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McKeesport

Allegheny County,

Pennsylvania

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"The Tube City"


The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.


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Zip Codes

15131, 15132

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The population of McKeesport is approximately 29,000 (1999), 19731 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 12,535 (1990), 8353 (2010).

The amount of land area in McKeesport is 12.97 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.983 sq kilometers.
The distance from McKeesport to Washington DC is 184 miles. The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 157 miles. (as the crow flies)
McKeesport is positioned 40.34 degrees north of the equator and 79.84 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Location

McKeesport location: southeast of Pittsburgh in southwestern Pennsylvania.

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History & History Related Items

McKeesport history:

A history page for McKeesport.

The population was as high as fifty thousand when steel was big. High school sports were very important the the people in town. McKeesport is a very nice town!

Renziehausen Park located beside the high school and the Penn State Campus is one of the finest community parks in the state. Known as "5 fields" at the beginning of the 20th century and owned by the Renziehausen family, it was donated to the city to be kept as a park and to never be sold. On the other side of the park is a street called Palm Street, after this area's first council member. This area is also known as snake hollow. An Early log cabin can be viewed on Palm St. The original owners of all of snake hollow, the Schmidts, lived here. The Cabin is still in use! Also located on Palm street is the Adams homestead. In the family for 100 years, upon the death of Marie C. Adams , this 4 Acre parcel can be viewed at any time. (611 Palm Street) I would like to refer people to the bicentenial magazine published by the city for more information.

During the first half of the 20th century, Snake Hollow, Palm Street, was known as Eden Park and Renzie Park. We did have the Penn Transit System that would pick us up near the Keystone Auto Parts store.

The first public school was founded in 1832 and stands now in Renzie Park near the Rose Garten. At the lower end of 5 Fields is Sulfur Springs, where once an Indian Village was located or a battle was fought. A large number of arrowheads have been found there

The city was named after the Mckee family, who ran the ferry across the 2 rivers.

Olympia Park was a popular area but was destroyed by mining. The Roller rink was there. It stood where the Olympia Plaza is located now (1999)
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Attractions

McKeesport attractions:

McKeesport Heritage Center
1832 Arboretum Drive
McKeesport, PA 15132
(in Renziehausen Park)
Phone: (412) 678-1832

Penn State Campus
Shopping
Two rivers
Fall Leaves
The nicest people

William Lickert is one of McKeesports most renouwn persons. A great football coach (the little Tigers) A great Teamster leader.

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