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As of November 2008, there are 152,534 registered voters in Washington County http://www.dos.state.pa.us/elections/lib/elections/055_voter_registration_statistics/currentstats/currentvotestats.xls.
  • Democratic
    Democratic Party (United States)
    The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

    : 89,027 (58.37%)
  • Republican
    Republican Party (United States)
    The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

    : 49,025 (32.14%)
  • Other Parties: 14,482 (9.49%)


The County of Washington is governed by a three member publicly elected commission. The three commissioners serve in both executive and legislative capacities. By state law, the commission must have a minority party guaranteeing a political split on the commission. Each term is for four years.

The three current commissioners for Washington County are J. Bracken Burns (Democrat), Lawrence Maggi (Democrat), and Diana Irey (Republican). Burns played a minor role as a doctor in the wrestling drama movie, Reversal
Reversal (film)
Reversal is a 2001 movie about a high school wrestler. The movie, starring Danny Mousetis, chronicles the struggle of Leo Leone as he strives for the Pennsylvania state title and his dad's affection. Coached by his father, Edward Leone , he is constantly pushed towards this goal...

.

Maggi once ran for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district
Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district
Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district includes parts of Washington County, Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties. Republican Tim Murphy has represented the district since 2003....

 against Republican incumbent Tim Murphy
Tim Murphy (congressman)
Timothy "Tim" F. Murphy is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. He previously served in the Pennsylvania Senate....

 in 2002. Irey was the Republican candidate for Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district
Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district
Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district is represented by Congressman Mark Critz after a special election was held on May 18, 2010 following the death of Democrat John Murtha. The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of R+1...

 and lost to the popular Democratic incumbent John Murtha
John Murtha
John Patrick "Jack" Murtha, Jr. was an American politician from the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Murtha, a Democrat, represented Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1974 until his death in 2010....

 in the 2006 election.

The Washington County Court of Common Pleas
Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas
The Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania .The Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of general jurisdiction in the state....

, the Twenty-Seventh Judicial District of Pennsylvania, is the state trial court, sitting in and for Washington County. It serves as the court of original jurisdiction for the region. There are six judges, which the county's citizens elect to ten year terms, under the laws of the Commonwealth. The President Judge is The Honorable Debbie O'Dell-Seneca; she is the most senior member of the bench and is responsible for the assignment of cases, the court's budget, and the administration of court personnel. The Honorable Judges of the court are:
  • Debbie O'Dell-Seneca, P.J.
  • Katherine B. Emery, J.
  • Paul Pozonsky, J.
  • John F. DiSalle, J.
  • Janet Moschetta Bell, J.


Additionally, magisterial district judges (MDJs) serve throughout the county to hear traffic citations, issue warrants, and decide minor civil matters.

The Democratic Party has been historically dominant in county-level politics and national politics, however Washington has trended Republican at the national level in recent years. In 2000, Democrat Al Gore
Al Gore
Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. served as the 45th Vice President of the United States , under President Bill Clinton. He was the Democratic Party's nominee for President in the 2000 U.S. presidential election....

 won 53% of the vote and Republican George W. Bush
George W. Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

 won 44%. In 2004, Democrat John Kerry
John Kerry
John Forbes Kerry is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, the 10th most senior U.S. Senator and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2004 presidential election, but lost to former President George W...

 received 50.14% of the vote and Bush received 49.57% a difference of 552 votes. In 2008, Republican John McCain
John McCain
John Sidney McCain III is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican nominee for president in the 2008 United States election....

 won 51% to Democrat Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.Born in...

's 46% and each of the three state row office winners carried Washington County.

Presidential election results since 1960

Year Democrat Republican
2008 Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.Born in...

 46,122 (46.8%)
John McCain
John McCain
John Sidney McCain III is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican nominee for president in the 2008 United States election....

 50,752 (51.5%)
2004 John Kerry
John Kerry
John Forbes Kerry is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, the 10th most senior U.S. Senator and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2004 presidential election, but lost to former President George W...

 48,225 (50.1%)
George W. Bush
George W. Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

 47,679 (49.6%)
2000 Al Gore
Al Gore
Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. served as the 45th Vice President of the United States , under President Bill Clinton. He was the Democratic Party's nominee for President in the 2000 U.S. presidential election....

  44,961 (54.2%)
George W. Bush
George W. Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

 37,339 (45.0%)
1996 Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

 40,952 (52.1%)
Bob Dole
Bob Dole
Robert Joseph "Bob" Dole is an American attorney and politician. Dole represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996, was Gerald Ford's Vice Presidential running mate in the 1976 presidential election, and was Senate Majority Leader from 1985 to 1987 and in 1995 and 1996...

 27,777 (35.3%)
1992 Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

 46,143 (54.6%)
George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush
George Herbert Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States . He had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States , a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence.Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts, to...

 21,977 (26.0%)
1988 Michael Dukakis
Michael Dukakis
Michael Stanley Dukakis served as the 65th and 67th Governor of Massachusetts from 1975–1979 and from 1983–1991, and was the Democratic presidential nominee in 1988. He was born to Greek immigrants in Brookline, Massachusetts, also the birthplace of John F. Kennedy, and was the longest serving...

 47, 527 (62.1%)
George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush
George Herbert Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States . He had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States , a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence.Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts, to...

 28,651 (37.8%)
1984 Walter Mondale
Walter Mondale
Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale is an American Democratic Party politician, who served as the 42nd Vice President of the United States , under President Jimmy Carter, and as a United States Senator for Minnesota...

 50,911 (59.2%)
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States , the 33rd Governor of California and, prior to that, a radio, film and television actor....

 34,782 (40.5%)
1980 Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office...

 45,295 (55.2%)
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States , the 33rd Governor of California and, prior to that, a radio, film and television actor....

 32,532 (39.7%)
1976 Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office...

 49,317 (59.2%)
Gerald Ford
Gerald Ford
Gerald Rudolph "Jerry" Ford, Jr. was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and the 40th Vice President of the United States serving from 1973 to 1974...

 32,827 (39.4%)
1972 George McGovern
George McGovern
George Stanley McGovern is an historian, author, and former U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, and the Democratic Party nominee in the 1972 presidential election....

 34,781 (44.1%)
Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 under...

 42,587 (54.0%)
1968 Hubert Humphrey
Hubert Humphrey
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. , served under President Lyndon B. Johnson as the 38th Vice President of the United States. Humphrey twice served as a United States Senator from Minnesota, and served as Democratic Majority Whip. He was a founder of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and...

 47,805 (56.3%)
Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 under...

 28,023 (33.0%)
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon Baines Johnson , often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States after his service as the 37th Vice President of the United States...

 63,482 (72.3%)
Barry Goldwater
Barry Goldwater
Barry Morris Goldwater was a five-term United States Senator from Arizona and the Republican Party's nominee for President in the 1964 election. An articulate and charismatic figure during the first half of the 1960s, he was known as "Mr...

 24,127 (27.5%)
1960 John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy , often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963....

 53,729 (58.3%)
Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 under...

 38,348 (41.6%)


Another sign of growing strength for the Republican party was the overwhelming victory of now District Attorney Steven Toprani in 2007. Toprani won by a nearly 2 to 1 margin over 24 year incumbent John Pettit, who was dogged by accusations of corruption.http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_539425.html In 2011, Toprani retired and was replaced by Republican Eugene Vittone in a close election.

County row offices

  • Clerk of Courts, Barbara Gibbs, Democrat
  • Controller, Michael Namie, Democrat
  • Coroner, Timothy Warco, Democrat
  • District Attorney, Eugene Vittone, Republican
  • Prothonotary, Phyllis Ranko-Matheny, Democrat
  • Recorder of Deeds, Deborah Bardella, Democrat
  • Register of Wills, Mary Jo Poknis, Democrat
  • Sheriff, Samuel Romano, Democrat
  • Treasurer, Francis L. King, Democrat

State Representatives

  • Richard Saccone
    Rick Saccone
    Rick Saccone is an American politician serving as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Saccone has represented the 39th District since 2011 and is a member of the Republican Party.- Biography :...

    , Republican, 39th district
  • John A. Maher
    John A. Maher
    John A. Maher is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 40th District and was elected in a special election on September 9, 1997.-Career:...

    , Republican, 40th district
  • Jesse J. White, Democrat, 46th district
  • Brandon P. Neuman, Democrat, 48th district
  • Peter Daley
    Peter Daley
    Peter J. Daley, II is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 49th Legislative District since 1983. His district includes parts of Fayette County and Washington County....

    , Democrat, 49th district
  • H. William DeWeese
    H. William DeWeese
    H. William "Bill" DeWeese, is a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and has served as 135th Speaker of the Pennsylvania House in 1993-1994...

    , Democrat, 50th district

State Senators

  • Rich Kasunic
    Rich Kasunic
    Richard A. "Rich" Kasunic is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate who has represented the 32nd District since 1994. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1982 through 1994.-External links:...

    , Democrat, 32nd district
  • Timothy Solobay, Democrat, 46th district

US Representatives

  • Mark Critz
    Mark Critz
    Mark S. Critz is the U.S. Representative for , serving since the special election in 2010. He is a member of the Democratic Party....

    , Democrat, 12th district
  • Tim Murphy
    Tim Murphy (congressman)
    Timothy "Tim" F. Murphy is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. He previously served in the Pennsylvania Senate....

    , Republican, 18th district

Demographics


As of the census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

of 2000, there were 202,897 people, 81,130 households, and 56,060 families residing in the county. The population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

 was 237 people per square mile (91/km²). There were 87,267 housing units at an average density of 102 per square mile (39/km²). The racial makeup
Race (United States Census)
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

 of the county was 95.27% White, 3.26% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.3% were of German, 17.2% Italian
Italian people
The Italian people are an ethnic group that share a common Italian culture, ancestry and speak the Italian language as a mother tongue. Within Italy, Italians are defined by citizenship, regardless of ancestry or country of residence , and are distinguished from people...

, 10.6% Irish
Irish people
The Irish people are an ethnic group who originate in Ireland, an island in northwestern Europe. Ireland has been populated for around 9,000 years , with the Irish people's earliest ancestors recorded having legends of being descended from groups such as the Nemedians, Fomorians, Fir Bolg, Tuatha...

, 8.6% English
English people
The English are a nation and ethnic group native to England, who speak English. The English identity is of early mediaeval origin, when they were known in Old English as the Anglecynn. England is now a country of the United Kingdom, and the majority of English people in England are British Citizens...

, 7.9% Polish and 6.2% American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 81,130 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.00 males.

As of 1800, this county was largely settled by people of Scot-Irish religion because "prime lands" were already taken by the Germans and the Quakers.

Landmarks and events



Washington County is the home of the PONY Baseball and Softball
PONY Baseball and Softball
PONY Baseball and Softball is a non-profit organization with headquarters in Washington, Pennsylvania. Started in 1951, it is dedicated to helping young people grow into healthier and happier adults, primarily through the organization of baseball and softball leagues...

 International Headquarters and is the home of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, located at 1 Museum Road, Washington, Pennsylvania, is a museum dedicated to trolleys and includes several restored examples.-History:...

. Washington County is also famous for its Rock Shelters at Meadowcroft Village, which are one of the best preserved and oldest Pre-Clovis Native American
Native Americans in the United States
Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples in North America within the boundaries of the present-day continental United States, parts of Alaska, and the island state of Hawaii. They are composed of numerous, distinct tribes, states, and ethnic groups, many of which survive as...

 dwellings in the country. The county has 21 covered bridges still standing.

The Whiskey Rebellion
Whiskey Rebellion
The Whiskey Rebellion, or Whiskey Insurrection, was a tax protest in the United States in the 1790s, during the presidency of George Washington. Farmers who sold their corn in the form of whiskey had to pay a new tax which they strongly resented...

 culminated in Washington. The home of David Bradford
David Bradford (lawyer)
David Bradford was a successful lawyer and deputy attorney-general for Washington County, Pennsylvania in the late 18th century. He was infamous for his association with the Whiskey Rebellion, and his fictionalized escape to the Spanish-owned territory of West Florida with soldiers at his tail...

, one of the rebellions leaders, is located in Washington and is a national landmark. Just a couple blocks away is the F. Julius LeMoyne House
F. Julius Lemoyne House
F. Julius LeMoyne House is Georgian-style house built in 1812.It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997.The house is operated as a historic house museum by the Washington County Historical Society, which offers guided tours year round. The house contains period artifacts and is...

, which serves as the headquarters of the Washington County Historical Society.

Washington County is the home of the first crematory
Cremation
Cremation is the process of reducing bodies to basic chemical compounds such as gasses and bone fragments. This is accomplished through high-temperature burning, vaporization and oxidation....

 in the United States.

Municipalities



Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Washington County:

Boroughs

  • Allenport
  • Beallsville
    Beallsville, Pennsylvania
    Beallsville is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 511 at the 2000 census. Much of the borough has been designated the Beallsville Historic District.-Geography:Beallsville is located at ....

  • Bentleyville
    Bentleyville, Pennsylvania
    Bentleyville is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,502 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Bentleyville is located at . U.S...

  • Burgettstown
    Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
    Burgettstown is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The population was 1,576 according to the 2000 census.-History:...

  • California
    California, Pennsylvania
    California is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States, along the Monongahela River. The population was 5,274 as of the 2000 census. California is the home of California University of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1849, the borough was named for the territory of California following...

  • Canonsburg
    Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
    Canonsburg is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, southwest of Pittsburgh. Canonsburg was laid out by Colonel John Canon in 1789 and incorporated in 1802....

  • Centerville
    Centerville, Washington County, Pennsylvania
    Centerville is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,390 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Centerville is located at ....

  • Charleroi
    Charleroi, Pennsylvania
    Charleroi is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, along the Monongahela River, 25 miles south of Pittsburgh. Charleroi was settled in 1890 and incorporated in 1891. The population in 1900 stood at 5,930; in 1910, 9,615; in 1920, 11,516, and in 1940, 10,784...

  • Claysville
    Claysville, Pennsylvania
    Claysville is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 724 at the 2000 census. Claysville Elementary School, part of the McGuffey School District is located in Claysville....

  • Coal Center
    Coal Center, Pennsylvania
    Coal Center is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, along the Monongahela River. The population was 134 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Coal Center is located at ....

  • Cokeburg
    Cokeburg, Pennsylvania
    Cokeburg is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States, founded in 1902. The population was 705 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Cokeburg is located at ....

  • Deemston
    Deemston, Pennsylvania
    Deemston is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 809 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Deemston is located at ....

  • Donora
    Donora, Pennsylvania
    Donora is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, south of Pittsburgh on the Monongahela river. Donora was incorporated in 1901. Donora got its name from a combination of William Donner and Nora Mellon, banker Andrew W. Mellon's wife. Agriculture, coal-mining, steel-making, wire-making, and...

  • Dunlevy
    Dunlevy, Pennsylvania
    Dunlevy is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 397 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Dunlevy is located at ....

  • East Washington
    East Washington, Pennsylvania
    East Washington is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,930 at the 2000 census.-Geography:East Washington is located at ....

  • Elco
    Elco, Pennsylvania
    Elco is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 362 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Elco is located at ....

  • Ellsworth
    Ellsworth, Pennsylvania
    Ellsworth is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States.-Geography:Ellsworth is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of , of which, of it is land and of it is water.-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 1,083...

  • Finleyville
    Finleyville, Pennsylvania
    Finleyville is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States, named for John Finley. It was built at the junction of Brownsville Road and the 'Washington Road' from Cox's Fort to Catfish Camp, now Washington, Pennsylvania...

  • Green Hills
    Green Hills, Pennsylvania
    Green Hills is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 18 at the 2000 census, making it the third-least-populous borough in the state. Only S.N.P.J. and Centralia are smaller...

  • Houston
    Houston, Pennsylvania
    Houston is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,314 at the 2000 census.Students in Houston and neighboring Chartiers Township attend school in the Chartiers-Houston School District.-Geography:...

  • Long Branch
    Long Branch, Pennsylvania
    Long Branch is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 539 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Long Branch is located at ....

  • Marianna
    Marianna, Pennsylvania
    Marianna is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 626 at the 2000 census.-History:Marianna was built as a mining town for the Pittsburg Buffalo Company in 1907 and was incorporated in 1910. At the time of its construction, the Marianna Mine was among the...

  • McDonald
    McDonald, Pennsylvania
    McDonald is a borough in Allegheny and Washington counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, 18 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. In the past, manufactories of bottles, oil-well drilling tools, flour-mill products, etc., existed here. Oil and coal were and still are procured in the area...

  • Midway
    Midway, Washington County, Pennsylvania
    Midway is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 982 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Midway is located at ....

  • New Eagle
    New Eagle, Pennsylvania
    New Eagle is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 2,262 at the 2000 census.-History:...

  • North Charleroi
    North Charleroi, Pennsylvania
    North Charleroi is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,409 at the 2000 census.The city is also known as "Lock 4". Previously Lock and Dam #4 was located on this side of the Monongahela River, and the place had this name. Lock and Dam #4 was later...

  • Roscoe
    Roscoe, Pennsylvania
    Roscoe is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 848 at the 2000 census.-History:The Allenport & Roscoe Street Railway was formed in 1903 and was purchased by Pittsburgh Railways to form part of their interurban line to Pittsburgh in 1906. The extension to...

  • Speers
    Speers, Pennsylvania
    Speers is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,241 at the 2000 census.-Geography:According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough of Speers has a total area of , of which, of it is land and of it is water.-Demographics:As of the census of...

  • Stockdale
    Stockdale, Pennsylvania
    Stockdale is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 555 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Stockdale is located at ....

  • Twilight
    Twilight, Pennsylvania
    Twilight is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 241 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Twilight is located at ....

  • West Brownsville
    West Brownsville, Pennsylvania
    West Brownsville is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,075 at the 2000 census.-Geography:West Brownsville is located at ....

  • West Middletown
    West Middletown, Pennsylvania
    West Middletown is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 144 at the 2000 census.-Geography:West Middletown is located at ....


  • Townships

    • Amwell Township
    • Blaine Township
    • Buffalo Township
      Buffalo Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania
      Buffalo Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,100 at the 2000 census.-Geography:According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of , of which, of it is land and 0.05% is water.-Demographics:As of the census of...

    • Canton Township
      Canton Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania
      Canton Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,826 at the 2000 census.-Geography:According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of , all of it land.-Demographics:...

    • Carroll Township
      Carroll Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania
      Carroll Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,677 at the 2000 census.Carroll Township is strongly allied with the City of Monongahela and the boroughs of Donora and New Eagle...

    • Cecil Township
    • Chartiers Township
    • Cross Creek Township
    • Donegal Township
      Donegal Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania
      Donegal Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,428 at the 2000 census.-Geography:According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of , of which, of it is land and of it is water.-Demographics:As of the census of...

    • East Bethlehem Township
    • East Finley Township
  • Fallowfield Township
  • Hanover Township
    Hanover Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania
    Hanover Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,795 at the 2000 census. Hillman State Park, a Pennsylvania state park and the First Niagara Pavilion concert venue are located in Hanover Township....

  • Hopewell Township
    Hopewell Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania
    Hopewell Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 992 at the 2000 census.-Geography:According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of , all of it land.-Demographics:...

  • Independence Township
    Independence Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania
    Independence Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,676 at the 2000 census.-Geography:...

  • Jefferson Township
    Jefferson Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania
    Jefferson Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,218 at the 2000 census.-Geography:...

  • Morris Township
    Morris Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania
    Morris Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,272 at the 2000 census.-Geography:According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 28.4 square miles , of which, 28.4 square miles of it is land and...

  • Mount Pleasant Township
    Mount Pleasant Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania
    Mount Pleasant Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 3,422.-Geography:...

  • North Bethlehem Township
  • North Franklin Township
  • North Strabane Township
  • Nottingham Township
  • Peters Township
    Peters Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania
    Peters Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 17,566 at the 2000 census.-Geography:...

  • Robinson Township
    Robinson Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania
    Robinson Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,193 at the 2000 census. It was formerly an area of interest concerning coal mining...

  • Smith Township
  • Somerset Township
    Somerset Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania
    Somerset Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,701 at the 2000 census.-Geography:...

  • South Franklin Township
  • South Strabane Township
  • Union Township
    Union Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania
    Union Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,599 at the 2000 census.-Geography:According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.7 square miles , of which, 15.4 square miles of it is land and...

  • West Bethlehem Township
  • West Finley Township
  • West Pike Run Township

  • Census-designated places


    Census-designated place
    Census-designated place
    A census-designated place is a concentration of population identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes. CDPs are delineated for each decennial census as the statistical counterparts of incorporated places such as cities, towns and villages...

    s are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau
    United States Census Bureau
    The United States Census Bureau is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census. It also gathers other national demographic and economic data...

     for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law.
    • Baidland
      Baidland, Pennsylvania
      Baidland is a census-designated place in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,576 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Baidland is located at ....

    • Cecil-Bishop
      Cecil-Bishop, Pennsylvania
      Cecil-Bishop is a census-designated place in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,585 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Cecil-Bishop is located at ....

    • Fredericktown-Millsboro
      Fredericktown-Millsboro, Pennsylvania
      Fredericktown-Millsboro is a census-designated place in East Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,094 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Fredericktown-Millsboro is located at ....

  • Gastonville
    Gastonville, Pennsylvania
    Gastonville is a census-designated place in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,002 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Gastonville is located at ....

  • McGovern
    McGovern, Pennsylvania
    McGovern is a census-designated place in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,538 at the 2000 census.-Geography:McGovern is located at ....

  • McMurray
    McMurray, Pennsylvania
    McMurray is a community in Peters Township, Washington County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The U.S. Census Bureau defined the community as a census-designated place , though it has no legal status as a separately incorporated municipality. The population was 4,726 at the 2000 census...

  • Thompsonville
    Thompsonville, Pennsylvania
    Thompsonville is a census-designated place in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,592 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Thompsonville is located at ....

  • Wickerham Manor-Fisher
    Wickerham Manor-Fisher, Pennsylvania
    Wickerham Manor-Fisher is a census-designated place in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,783 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Wickerham Manor-Fisher is located at ....

  • Wolfdale
    Wolfdale, Pennsylvania
    Wolfdale is a census-designated place in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,873 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Wolfdale is located at ....


  • Other places

    • Bulger
      Bulger, Pennsylvania
      Bulger is an unincorporated community in Smith Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The ZIP Code is 15019. Bulger was a coal mining town and was the birthplace of football player Doug Russell...

    • Condit Crossing
      Condit Crossing, Pennsylvania
      Condit Crossing is an unincorporated community on Banetown Road in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. Condit Crossing is located 28 miles southwest of Pittsburgh in the Eastern Time Zone and has an elevation of 997 feet. Condit Crossing is not a census designated or incorporated place...

    • Courtney
      Courtney, Pennsylvania
      Courtney is a neighborhood of the borough of New Eagle in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States.-1913 mine explosion:On April 24, 1913, a mine owned by the Monongahela River Coal company experienced an explosion, trapping 250 workers inside. Anywhere from 90 to 125 were reported to have...

    • Eighty Four
      Eighty Four, Pennsylvania
      Eighty Four is a small unincorporated community mostly within Somerset Township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. It lies approximately 25 miles southwest of Pittsburgh and is in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area....


    Education



    Public school districts

    • Avella Area School District
      Avella Area School District
      The Avella Area School District is a diminutive, rural public school district serving less than 680 students in grades K-12. Approximately 30 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the school district's two schools are located on a beautiful rural campus that also facilitates a state...

    • Bentworth School District
      Bentworth School District
      The Bentworth School District is a small, rural public school district located in southwestern Pennsylvania. Bentworth School District encompasses approximately 54 square miles. It covers the boroughs of Bentleyville, Cokeburg and Ellsworth as well as North Bethlehem Township and Somerset Township...

    • Bethlehem-Center School District
      Bethlehem-Center School District
      The Bethlehem-Center School District is a small, rural, public school district located in the unincorporated Village of Fredericktown, Pennsylvania. It is one of fourteen school districts in Washington County, Pennsylvania. It encompasses approximately serving the Boroughs of Beallsville,...

    • Brownsville Area School District
      Brownsville Area School District
      The Brownsville Area School District spans portions of two counties. In Fayette County, Pennsylvania it covers the Borough of Brownsville and Brownsville Township, Luzerne Township and Redstone Township in Fayette County. In Washington County, Pennsylvania it covers the Borough of West...

       (also in Fayette County)
    • Burgettstown Area School District
      Burgettstown Area School District
      The Burgettstown Area School District is a small, rural public school district located in Washington County, in southwestern Pennsylvania. It services the Borough of Burgettstown and Hanover Township, Jefferson Township, and Smith Township in Washington County, Pennsylvania. The Burgettstown Area...

    • California Area School District
      California Area School District
      The California Area School District is a diminutive, public school district serving the boroughs of Allenport, California, Coal Center, Elco, Long Branch, Roscoe and most of West Brownsville and West Pike Run Township in Washington County, Pennsylvania. California Area School District encompasses...

    • Canon-McMillan School District
      Canon-McMillan School District
      The Canon-McMillan School District is a public school district covering the Borough of Canonsburg and Cecil Township and North Strabane Township in Washington County, Pennsylvania...

    • Charleroi School District
      Charleroi School District
      The Charleroi School District is a public school district covering the Boroughs of Charleroi, Dunlevy, North Charleroi, Speers, Stockdale and Twilight and Fallowfield Township in Washington County, Pennsylvania.- Schools :...

    • Chartiers-Houston School District
      Chartiers-Houston School District
      The Chartiers-Houston School District covers the Borough of Houston and Chartiers Township in Washington County, Pennsylvania. The district operates Chartiers-Houston Jr/Sr High School and Allison Park Elementary School ....

    • Fort Cherry School District
      Fort Cherry School District
      Fort Cherry School District is a small, rural public school district located in southwestern Pennsylvania. It covers a portion of suburban Pittsburgh and some outlying rural areas. The district serves students in a area that includes the towns of McDonald, Midway, and Hickory, as well as the...

       (also in Allegheny County)
    • McGuffey School District
      McGuffey School District
      McGuffey School District is a midsized, rural, public school system located in Washington County, Pennsylvania. It serves 10 communities including: the boroughs of West Alexander, Claysville, and Green Hills, and the townships of West Finley, East Finley, Morris, Donegal, Buffalo, Blaine, and South...

    • Peters Township School District
      Peters Township School District
      Peters Township School District is a large, suburban, public school district located in Peters Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania and encompasses an area of 19.5 square miles. The school district has a population of 17,566, according to the 2000 federal census. In 2009, the per capita income...

    • Ringgold School District
      Ringgold School District
      Ringgold School District is a midsized, suburban, public school district located in the northeastern corner of Washington County, Pennsylvania, south of Pittsburgh. The district encompasses 58 square miles including: the city of Monongahela, the boroughs of Donora, New Eagle and Finleyville, and...

    • Trinity Area School District
      Trinity Area School District
      Trinity Area School District is located near Washington, Pennsylvania. It serves the Pittsburgh exurbs of Canton Township, South Strabane Township, and North Franklin Township, as well as rural Amwell Township. The district encompasses approximately 87 square miles. According to 2000 federal census...

    • Washington School District
      Washington School District
      The Washington School District is a small, urban, public school district in Washington County, Pennsylvania. It serves the city of Washington, Pennsylvania and the borough of East Washington, Pennsylvania. The district encompasses approximately 9 square miles. According to 2000 local census data,...


    Colleges and universities

    • California University of Pennsylvania
      California University of Pennsylvania
      California University of Pennsylvania is a public university located in California, Pennsylvania, USA. Founded in 1852, it is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Cal U's enrollment is approximately 9,400.The main campus consists of about 38 buildings situated on 92 acres...

       in California Borough
    • Community College of Allegheny County
      Community College of Allegheny County
      Community College of Allegheny County, or CCAC as it is officially abbreviated, is a community college in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With four campuses and six centers, the college offers associate's degrees, certificate and diploma programs....

       Washington branch in North Franklin Township
    • Washington & Jefferson College
      Washington & Jefferson College
      Washington & Jefferson College, also known as W & J College or W&J, is a private liberal arts college in Washington, Pennsylvania, in the United States, which is south of Pittsburgh...

       in the City of Washington and East Washington Borough
    • Waynesburg University
      Waynesburg University
      Waynesburg University is a private, university located in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, USA. The university offers graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations, and enrolls over 2,500 students, including approximately 1,500 undergraduates.Waynesburg University was...

      - Southpointe Center Campus in Canonsburg.

    Hospitals

    • Canonsburg General Hospital
      Canonsburg General Hospital
      Canonsburg General Hospital, part of the West Penn Allegheny Health System of Pittsburgh, USA, is a community hospital located just outside of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania in North Strabane Township....

      , part of West Penn Allegheny Health System
      West Penn Allegheny Health System
      West Penn Allegheny Health System is an academic medical center located in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. The second-largest provider of healthcare in its region, WPAHS was formed by the merger of the Western Pennsylvania Hospital , founded in 1848 as Pittsburgh's first chartered public...

       in North Strabane Township
    • Monongahela Valley Hospital in Carroll Township
    • The Washington Hospital
      The Washington Hospital
      The Washington Hospital is a major hospital and healthcare provider in Washington County, Pennsylvania. It is located in the City of Washington at 155 Wilson Avenue.-References:...

       in the City of Washington

    Notable people

    • John Alexander Anderson
      John Alexander Anderson
      John Alexander Anderson was a six-term U.S. Congressman from Kansas , and the second President of Kansas State Agricultural College ....

      , born in Washington County, United States Congressman from Kansas
      Kansas
      Kansas is a US state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the wind" or "people of the south...

    • Kurt Angle
      Kurt Angle
      Kurt Steven Angle is an American professional wrestler, amateur wrestler, and 1996 Olympic gold medalist. He is currently under contract with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he is recognized as a 15-time World Heavyweight Champion...

       (1968–present), resided in Canonsburg, Olympic
      Olympic Games
      The Olympic Games is a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games have come to be regarded as the world’s foremost sports competition where more than 200 nations participate...

       gold medalist and Professional wrestler
    • James G. Blaine
      James G. Blaine
      James Gillespie Blaine was a U.S. Representative, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, U.S. Senator from Maine, two-time Secretary of State...

       (1830–1893), native of West Brownsville, United States Secretary of State
      United States Secretary of State
      The United States Secretary of State is the head of the United States Department of State, concerned with foreign affairs. The Secretary is a member of the Cabinet and the highest-ranking cabinet secretary both in line of succession and order of precedence...

      , Speaker of the House of Representatives
      Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
      The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, or Speaker of the House, is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives...

      , and 1884 Republican
      Republican Party (United States)
      The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

       presidential nominee
    • David Bradford
      David Bradford (lawyer)
      David Bradford was a successful lawyer and deputy attorney-general for Washington County, Pennsylvania in the late 18th century. He was infamous for his association with the Whiskey Rebellion, and his fictionalized escape to the Spanish-owned territory of West Florida with soldiers at his tail...

      , born in Maryland 1760 and resided in Washington, early deputy attorney-general for Washington County, became a leader in the Whiskey Rebellion challenging the nascent U.S. federal government
    • Banachek, Legal name: Steven Shaw, born in England, 1960 and resided in Washington. Graduated Trinity High School in 1978, Director of the James Randi Million Dollar Challenge . Magic Consultant for Criss Angel MINDFEAK and other magic related TV shows. Appears on television, most recently an hour of nightline. Fooled scientists into believing he possessed Psychic power in the 1980's see Project Alpha.www.banachek.com www.randi.org
    • Alexander G. Clark (1826–1891), born in Washington County, "The Colored Orator of the West", Minister to Liberia 1890-1891
    • William J. Carson
      William J. Carson (Medal of Honor)
      William J. Carson was a United States Army soldier and recipient of the United States military's highest decoration - the Medal of Honor - for his actions in the United States Civil War.-Biography:...

       (1840-1913), Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, 1863
    • Perry Como
      Perry Como
      Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como was an American singer and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively for the RCA Victor label after signing with them in 1943. "Mr...

       (1912–2001), native of Canonsburg, recording artist and television performer
    • Mitch Daniels
      Mitch Daniels
      Mitchell Elias "Mitch" Daniels, Jr. is the 49th and current Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana. A Republican, he began his first four-year term as governor on January 10, 2005, and was elected to his second term by an 18-point margin on November 4, 2008. Previously, he was the Director of the...

       (1949–present), native of Monongahela, current Governor of Indiana
    • Justine Ezarik
      Justine Ezarik
      Justine Ezarik , is an American viral video comedian, and Internet personality. She is best known as iJustine, a lifecaster who communicates directly with her thousands of viewers on her Justin.tv channel, ijustine.tv. She has made more than 400 videos, including videos on such subjects as Lost and...

       (1984-present), YouTube
      YouTube
      YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos....

       personality and actress
    • Alexander Fulton
      Alexander Fulton (Louisiana)
      Alexander Fulton was a merchant, planter, and local politician originally from Washington, near Pittsburgh in western Pennsylvania, who in 1805 founded the city of Alexandria, Louisiana, which he named for himself....

       (unknown-died ca. 1818), founder of Alexandria, Louisiana
      Alexandria, Louisiana
      Alexandria is a city in and the parish seat of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. It lies on the south bank of the Red River in almost the exact geographic center of the state. It is the principal city of the Alexandria metropolitan area which encompasses all of Rapides and Grant parishes....

    • Ken Griffey, Jr.
      Ken Griffey, Jr.
      George Kenneth "Ken" Griffey, Jr. , nicknamed "Junior" and "The Kid", is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and during his final years, designated hitter...

       (1969–present), native of Donora, Major League Baseball
      Major League Baseball
      Major League Baseball is the highest level of professional baseball in the United States and Canada, consisting of teams that play in the National League and the American League...

       player
    • Ken Griffey, Sr.
      Ken Griffey, Sr.
      George Kenneth "Ken" Griffey is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He currently serves as Manager for the Bakersfield Blaze, the Reds' Single A minor league affiliate. He is the father of former professional outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. and former minor leaguer Craig Griffey. He and his...

       (1950–present), native of Donora, Major League Baseball
      Major League Baseball
      Major League Baseball is the highest level of professional baseball in the United States and Canada, consisting of teams that play in the National League and the American League...

       player
    • Joseph Hardy (1924–present), former resident of Eighty Four, philanthropist, former CEO and founder of 84 Lumber
      84 Lumber
      84 Lumber is an American building materials chain. 84 Lumber Company is the largest privately held building materials supplier to professional contractors in the country. Headquartered in the Pittsburgh Metro Area town of Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, it was founded in 1956 by Joseph Hardy...

    • Pete Henry
      Pete Henry
      Wilbur Francis "Pete" Henry was a professional American football player and coach in the National Football League. He later worked for more than 20 years as athletic director and occasional football coach at Washington & Jefferson College, his alma mater.Henry attended college at Washington &...

       (1897–1952), NFL player/coach, member of Pro Football Hall of Fame.
    • Shirley Jones
      Shirley Jones
      Shirley Mae Jones is an American singer and actress of stage, film and television. In her six decades of television, she starred as wholesome characters in a number of well-known musical films, such as Oklahoma! , Carousel , and The Music Man...

       (1934–present), native of Smithton, singer and actress, best known for her role as the mother of the Partridge Family and winning an Academy Award for an Actress in a Supporting Role in 1960 in Elmer Gantry.
    • Mario Lemieux
      Mario Lemieux
      Mario Lemieux, OC, CQ is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He is acknowledged to be one of the best players of all time. He played 17 seasons as a forward for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League between 1984 and 2006...

       (1965–present), former property owner in South Strabane Township, former National Hockey League
      National Hockey League
      The National Hockey League is an unincorporated not-for-profit association which operates a major professional ice hockey league of 30 franchised member clubs, of which 7 are currently located in Canada and 23 in the United States...

       player and part owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins
      Pittsburgh Penguins
      The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League . The franchise was founded in 1967 as one of the first expansion teams during the league's original...

    • Francis Julius LeMoyne
      Francis Julius LeMoyne
      Francis Julius LeMoyne was a 19th-century American medical doctor and philanthropist from Washington, Pennsylvania...

       (1798–1879) abolitionist and pioneer of cremation
      Cremation
      Cremation is the process of reducing bodies to basic chemical compounds such as gasses and bone fragments. This is accomplished through high-temperature burning, vaporization and oxidation....

       in the U.S.
    • Jonathan Letterman
      Jonathan Letterman
      Jonathan Letterman was an American surgeon credited as being the originator of the modern methods for medical organization in armies. Dr...

       (1824–1872), native of Canonsburg, Father of Battlefield Medicine and Civil War
      American Civil War
      The American Civil War was a civil war fought in the United States of America. In response to the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, 11 southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America ; the other 25...

       surgeon
    • William Henry Letterman
      William Henry Letterman
      William Henry "Willie" Letterman was born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. He was the co-founder of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity in 1852 at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.-Education:...

       (1832–1881), native of Canonsburg, co-founder of the Phi Kappa Psi
      Phi Kappa Psi
      Phi Kappa Psi is an American collegiate social fraternity founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania on February 19, 1852. There are over a hundred chapters and colonies at accredited four year colleges and universities throughout the United States. More than 112,000 men have been...

       fraternity, surgeon, and brother of Jonathan Letterman
      Jonathan Letterman
      Jonathan Letterman was an American surgeon credited as being the originator of the modern methods for medical organization in armies. Dr...

    • Jay Livingston
      Jay Livingston
      Jay Livingston was an American composer and singer best known as half of a songwriting duo with Ray Evans that specialized in songs composed for films. Livingston wrote the music and Evans the lyrics....

       (1915–2001), native of McDonald, Oscar-winning songwriter
    • William Holmes McGuffey
      William Holmes McGuffey
      William Holmes McGuffey was an American professor and college president who is best known for writing the McGuffey Readers, one of the nation's first and most widely used series of textbooks...

       (1800–1873), native of the western side of the county, famous educator and writer of McGuffey's Ecletic Readers - one of America's first text books
    • Joe Montana
      Joe Montana
      Joseph Clifford "Joe" Montana, Jr. , nicknamed Joe Cool, Golden Joe, The Golden Great and Comeback Joe, is a retired American football player. Montana started his NFL career in 1979 with the San Francisco 49ers, where he played quarterback for the next 14 seasons...

       (1956–present), native of Monongahela, National Football League
      National Football League
      The National Football League is the highest level of professional American football in the United States, and is considered the top professional American football league in the world. It was formed by eleven teams in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, with the league changing...

       player
    • Stan Musial
      Stan Musial
      Stanley Frank "Stan" Musial is a retired professional baseball player who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals . Nicknamed "Stan the Man", Musial was a record 24-time All-Star selection , and is widely considered to be one of the greatest hitters in baseball...

       (1920–present), native of Donora, Major League Baseball
      Major League Baseball
      Major League Baseball is the highest level of professional baseball in the United States and Canada, consisting of teams that play in the National League and the American League...

       player
    • Deborah Jeane Palfrey
      Deborah Jeane Palfrey
      Deborah Jeane Palfrey operated Pamela Martin and Associates, an escort agency in Washington, D.C. Although she argued that the company's services were legal, she was convicted on April 15, 2008 of racketeering, using the mail for illegal purposes, and money laundering...

       (1956–2008), native of Charleroi, "The D.C. Madam"
    • David Redick
      David Redick
      David Redick was a Pennsylvania surveyor, lawyer, and politician. He was born in Ireland, and after coming to America made his home for several years in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He married the niece of business associate David Hoge. He accompanied Mr. Hoge to survey the latter's land...

       (died 1805), Vice-President (Lt. Governor
      Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
      The Lieutenant Governor is a constitutional officer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Lieutenant Governor is elected every four years along with the Governor. Jim Cawley of Bucks County is the incumbent Lieutenant Governor...

      ) of Pennsylvania
      Pennsylvania
      The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a U.S. state that is located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The state borders Delaware and Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, New York and Ontario, Canada, to the north, and New Jersey to...

       for three weeks in 1788; surveyor
      Surveying
      See Also: Public Land Survey SystemSurveying or land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them...

      —laid out the town of Washington
      Washington, Pennsylvania
      Washington is a city in and the county seat of Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States, within the Pittsburgh Metro Area in the southwestern part of the state...

      .
    • Paul Shannon
      Paul Shannon
      Paul V. Shannon was a veteran Pittsburgh radio announcer in the days before commercial television...

       (1909–1990), radio and television personality
    • Bobby Vinton
      Bobby Vinton
      Bobby Vinton is an American pop music singer of Polish origin. In pop music circles, he became known as "The Polish Prince".-Early life:...

       (1935–present), native of Canonsburg, recording artist
    • Bud Yorkin
      Bud Yorkin
      Bud Yorkin is an American film and television producer, director, writer and actor.Yorkin was born Alan David Yorkin in Washington, Pennsylvania. He earned a degree in engineering from Carnegie Tech, now Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsbugh, Pennsylvania...

      (1926-present), American film and television producer, director, writer and actor.

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