Pittsburgh Suburbs: History of Bridgeville

History of Bridgeville

A Brief History of Bridgeville

History of Bridgeville

Bridgeville is a borough in Allegheny County located along Chartiers Creek. The village that ended up becoming Bridgeville got its name because of the first bridge built at the crossing of Chartiers Creek (at what is now Washington Ave.). The area was originally named St. Clair Township back in 1763. The southern part was split off to become Upper St. Clair Township in the early 1800s. For approximately 100 years, Bridgeville was a village within Upper St. Clair Township known for the bridge above. People frequently went to that bridge for exchange of goods and services. Mining operations began in the 1880s in Bridgeville. Finally, Bridgeville was officially incorporated as a borough on July 27, 1901.

Facts about Bridgeville

History of Bridgeville

Bridgeville is served by the Chartiers Valley School District. The high school for the community is Chartiers Valley High School. The district serves children from Bridgeville, Collier and Scott Townships and Heidelberg. According to the 2010 census, Bridgeville’s population is those ages 25 to 44. The total population is 5,148 people. Bridgeville is bordered by Collier Township, South Fayette and Upper St. Clair.

3 thoughts on “Pittsburgh Suburbs: History of Bridgeville”

  1. Daniel K McGuier

    I live in Bridgeville and it is such a perfect location. It has access to 79, 19 and has plenty of shopping and eateries.

  2. Bridgeville, a nearly perfect Pennsylvania small borough. I Lived my elementary school years in an apartment above the Bank Building on the corner of Washington and Station streets. Before that, lived in an apartment above Rankin’s Haberdashery. I remember sledding down Station street after the big 3 ft. Thanksgiving snow storm.

  3. Bridgeville a nice town is a mess now. Traffic. Poor management of the road system and malls. Its been that way for many years now. A bypass is needed.

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