Neville Township, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°30′21″N 80°06′33″W / 40.50583°N 80.10917°W / 40.50583; -80.10917

Neville Township, also known as Neville Island, is a township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. The entire township is located on Neville Island, which is an island on the Ohio River.



The island was formerly known as Montour's Island, named for the Native American interpreter Andrew Montour, who lived on the land in colonial times. Before the American Revolution, the island was claimed by both Pennsylvania and Virginia. Both states awarded a claim to the island to citizens of their states. The dispute found its way to the Supreme Court in Irvine v. Sims's Lessee (1799). Charles Simms won the case and gained possession of the island. It was eventually transferred to his partner in the lawsuit, General John Neville, for whom the island, and the township, is named. Neville lived on the island in his final years.

Island Sports Center

In 1998, the Hillman Company built the Island Sports Center on the western tip of Neville Island. Robert Morris University purchased the Island Sports Center in 2003. The sports center includes a 1,200-seat hockey rink, a golf range, a miniature golf course, athletic fields, a strength and fitness center, and a pro shop.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it (40.36%) is water. The island is nearly five miles long.

Connecting neighborhoods

Coraopolis (via Coraopolis Bridge at the north end of the island), Stowe Township (via Fleming Park Bridge at the south end).

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