Moon Township, or Moon for short, is part of the Pittsburgh metro area. Moon is 12 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. The settlement of Moon was due to, during the French and Indian War, the Iroquois ceding land to English settlers and traders.
Native American interpreter Andrew Montour (name sound familiar?) was given one of the first land patents which later became Neville Island and Coraopolis. Later, in 1773, a settle by the name of John Meek was given a land grant from Virginia and it became Moon Township.
Moon Township is home to Robert Morris University. It has also developed into a thriving and vibrant growing suburb of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh International Airport is shared by Moon Township and nearby Findlay Township, as well as a USAF Air Base.