History of Churchill


Churchill is a borough in Allegheny County named from the hilltop Beulah Presbyterian Church. The population was 3,011 at the 2010 census. During the Revolutionary War era, soldiers worshipped at Bullock Pens Church, which had its name changed to Beulah in 1804. Behind the chapel lies 35 graves of Revolutionary War soldiers and 34 Civil War era soldiers. In the early 1920s, a one-room schoolhouse existed on Brown Ave. Extention (Beulah Road). A group of residents ended up seceding from Wilkins Township and formed Churchill Borough on New Year’s Day 1934.

Facts about Churchill


Churchill Borough has one park in the community named Bullock Pens Park, named after the Revolutionary War soldiers who kept cows in pens for food. Churchill’s borders include Penn Hills, Forest Hills, Wilkinsburg and Wilkins Twp. Churchill is part of the Woodland Hills School District. Notable people from Churchill include Rob Gronkowski, former New England Patriot, and dancer and actress Chloe Lukasiak, who was an original cast member on the show Dance Moms. The highest population age in Churchill is those ages 45 to 64, with approximately 30%. Next up are those ages 65 and older, followed by those 18 to 24. The median age in Churchill is 48 years. Many bus lines for Pittsburgh’s Port Authority travel straight through Churchill, for services to downtown Pittsburgh or west of Churchill.

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