Bridgeville, Pennsylvania

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Bridgeville is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,341 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Bridgeville is located along Chartiers Creek, about 12 miles southwest of downtown Pittsburgh at 40°21′25″N 80°6′31″W / 40.35694°N 80.10861°W / 40.35694; -80.10861.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²). Its average elevation is 1,250 ft (381 m) above sea level.[2]

Surrounding communities

History

The village that eventually became Bridgeville acquired its name from the very first bridge built at the crossing of Chartiers Creek at the south end of what is now Washington Avenue.[3]

The area was originally named St. Clair Township in 1763, and renamed Upper St. Clair Township in 1806. For nearly 100 years, Bridgeville was a village within Upper St. Clair Township, known for its one bridge over Chartiers Creek where people frequently met to trade goods. An old saying, "Meet Me At The Bridge." provided an obvious name for the village that began to develop north of the bridge[4] around 1830.[5]

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