Collier Township, Pennsylvania

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Collier Township is a township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,265 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.2 square miles (36.9 km²), of which, 14.2 square miles (36.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it is water. The total area is 0.21% water.

Inner-communities of Collier Township

Kirwan Heights, Rennerdale, Cubbage Hill, Ewing Road, Fort Pitt, Nevillewood, Presto.

Surrounding neighborhoods

Bridgeville (a neighboring borough), Carnegie (a neighboring borough), Heidelberg (a neighboring borough), North Fayette Township, Oakdale (a neighboring borough), Robinson Township, South Fayette Township

History

The earliest settlers of the township were James Ewing, Gabriel and Isaac Walker, and Ken Hutton. James Ewing was born in Cecil County, Maryland, about 1730, emigrated to the west in 1770, and built a gristmill on Robinson's run. His claim comprised a thousand acres (4 km²). Gabriel and Isaac Walker were born in Lancaster County, Pa., the former in 1744, the latter in 1746. The Scotch-Irish brothers emigrated to the west in 1772, and purchased two thousand acres (8 km²) from John Henry. Gabriel located near Hays crossing, on the Pan Handle railroad, and Isaac at Walker's Mills.

Collier Township was erected on June 7, 1875, comprising portions of Robinson and South Fayette townships, and a half-square mile of North Fayette. The township is named for Hon. Frederick H. Collier, a county court judge.

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