Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Upper St. Clair at a Glance

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Upper St. Clair at a Glance

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Inside out: Located 10 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, the 9.95- square-mile township has more than 19,000 residents, many of them attracted by its award-winning school district, recreational opportunities and proximity to malls and other shopping in Allegheny and Washington counties. It has been named one of the Top Ten Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

The township traces its origins back to 1762 when Scotsman John Fife arrived from Virginia. The land was actually part of Virginia until William Penn claimed and settled the dispute in 1784. When Allegheny County was formed four years later, St. Clair Township took shape and included neighboring Scott, Mt. Lebanon, South Park, Bridgeville and other South hills communities. There used to be a Lower St. …

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