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Brackenridge Borough

Brackenridge Borough Hall is located at 1000 Brackenridge Avenue, Brackenridge PA 15014; phone: 724-224-0800.

Beginnings [1]

An industrial town, is named for the Brackenridge family, prominent for many decades in western Pennsylvania. It was incorporated as a borough in 1901. (John Long was the first mayor.) There are large coal and coke companies, a huge stainless steel plant, a mirror works, and a brewery. Although the community is laid out chiefly on the flats along the Allegheny, some houses occupy the slopes.

  1. Writers Project, Works Project Administration, Pennsylvania, A Guide to the Keystone State, 1940, Federal Works Agency, John M. Carmody, Administrator
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