Monroeville, Pennsylvania

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Monroeville is a home rule municipality in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. Located about 15 miles (24 km) east of the city of Pittsburgh, Monroeville is a bustling suburb with mixed residential and commercial developments. As of the 2000 census, Monroeville was home to 29,349 people, 12,376 households, and 8,044 families.[1]

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History

Named for Joel Monroe, the area's first postmaster, Monroeville was settled in the mid to late 18th century. The area was incorporated as Patton Township in 1849 before becoming the borough of Monroeville on January 25, 1951.[2] Monroeville became a Home Rule Charter Municipality on May 21, 1974.[3]

Geography

A suburb of Pittsburgh, Monroeville is located at 40°25′52″N 79°45′55″W / 40.43111°N 79.76528°W / 40.43111; -79.76528.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 19.8 square miles (51.3 km²).Of that total, 19.8 square miles (51.3 km²) is land and 0.05% is water.

Surrounding neighborhoods

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