Hampton Township is located about 14 miles north of the City of Pittsburgh, in Allegheny County. The area was first settled in the mid-to-late 1700s. Much of the area was know as Depreciation Lands, or land granted to veterans of the Revolutionary War as payment for service. There is actually a Depreciation Lands Museum located in the township.
Some of the early settlers of Hampton Township were John McCaslin, who acquired a large area of land in 1794 at what is now the corner of Mt. Royal Blvd. and Route 8. Frank Black, Robert and James Sample, Robert Horde, John McNeal and the McCully’s followed. You can recognize some of these names now as the names of roads running through Hampton.
In 1861, Moses Hampton, a judge and member of Congress, signed the documents incorporating Hampton into a municipality. It was formed from parts of West Deer, Indiana Township and McCandless. As the region grew, many more settlers moved into the area from Pittsburgh to the south.
Hampton is today known for rolling hills and picturesque landscapes. Hartwood Acres has long been an attraction for many visitors, as it holds concerts and events year round.