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By John F. Oyler,Bridgeville Area Historical Society

Bridgeville has a wealthy old background relationship again to Colonial instances. within the early 1800s, a small village grew alongside the meandering Chartiers Creek among bridges at the Black Horse path. the development of the Chartiers Valley Railroad, the institution of the Norwood lodge, and the outlet of industrial bituminous coal mines within the sector generated a inhabitants increase that stimulated citizens to hunt autonomy from higher St. Clair Township. In 1901, the borough of Bridgeville was once included, and the following 50 years observed the neighborhood turn into the social and company middle for the 4 neighboring townships with faculties, church buildings, and a bustling downtown company setting. Bridgeville is still shut adequate to Pittsburgh to benefit from the cultural benefits of a giant urban, but a long way adequate away to hold the texture of a small hometown.

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