History of Trafford


Trafford was incorporated in 1904 and was named by George Westinghouse. Westinghouse named the town after Trafford in the UK, which is near Manchester. Westinghouse bought the land two years prior, in 1902, and the Trafford Foundry began in October 1903.

Facts about Trafford


Trafford is a borough in both Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. It is actually mostly in Westmoreland County and a tiny portion of its 1.4 square miles lies in Allegheny County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,174 with only 61 of those living in the Allegheny County portion. The median age is 43 in the area. Around 45 percent of The average family size in this Pittsburgh Suburb is 2.82. Average income in the borough is around $32,000. The neighborhood has four borders, including North Huntingdon, North Versailles Township, Penn Township and Monroeville. Parts of the movie Kingpin were filmed in the area. Another interesting fact—Trafford City Alumni sandlot football team was the first team to play the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 28, 1940.

Trafford Facts in a nutshell:

When was Trafford founded?

Trafford was incorporated in 1904 and named by George Westinghouse.

What county is Trafford located?

Trafford is actually in 2 counties in Western Pennsylvania. Mostly Westmoreland County, but a small part of it is in Allegheny County.

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