Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania

About Lower Burrell, PA

Lower Burrell is a city in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Located approximately 18 miles outside of Downtown Pittsburgh, Lower Burrell is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 12,608 at the 2000 census.

In 1852, Burrell Township was carved out of Allegheny Township in Westmoreland County due to an increase in population in the area, by Judge Jeremiah Murry Burrell. In 1879 Burrell Township was divided into two separate townships, Lower Burrell and Upper Burrell. The present-day cities of New Kensington and Arnold were once part of Lower Burrell Township. In the years that followed, Lower Burrell transformed from a quiet, rural farm community to a residential and commercial area while Upper Burrell stayed primarily rural. In 1959, in the midst of the growth of their community, township residents voted to make Lower Burrell a third class city in the… Excerpted from Wikipedia

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