A Brief History of Edgeworth
Edgeworth is a borough in Allegheny County along the Ohio River. It lies about 14 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. The neighborhood got its name from the Edgeworth Seminary, a girls’ school that moved to Edgeworth in 1836. The school was named after Irish writer Maria Edgeworth. Edgeworth was a significant figure in the evolution of the novel in Europe. Edgeworth was established in 1904. In its beginnings, Edgeworth was a commuter town. Managers and professionals who wished to escape the thick Pittsburgh pollution often settled there.
Edgeworth has four neighborhood borders—Leetsdale, Sewickley, Bell Acres, Leet and Sewickley Heights. Across the Ohio River lie Moon and Crescent Township. As of the last census, Edgeworth was a young neighborhood. The median age in the community is 42 and the most represented population are those under 18. Sewickley Academy and Edgeworth Elementary School are both in the area. Edgeworth is part of the Quaker Valley School District. Notable people who live or have lived in Edgeworth include Pittsburgh Penguins Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby, venture capitalist and radio host Glen Meakem, American composer, conductor, teacher and musicologist Arthur Nevin and Ethelbert Nevin, an American pianist and composer. Edgeworth is a fairly wealthy community, with the average estimated median income for a household at $155,170.