Benton Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
See also Belgium Street, which was once considered the western end of Benton Avenue.
Benton Avenue
Neighborhood Brighton Heights

A road in the location of modern Benton Avenue appears in maps of Allegheny County from the 1850s and 1860s.[1][2] The name Benton Avenue was in use by 1868,[3] and it is so labeled in the 1876 Hopkins atlas.[4]


  1. Sidney & Neff and S. McRea. Map of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, with the Names of Property-Holders. Philadelphia, 1851. LCCN 2012592150. [view source]sidney-neff
  2. S. N. & F. W. Beers. Map of Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Smith, Gallup & Hewitt, Philadelphia, 1862. LCCN 2012592151; 1862 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]beers
  3. "Sale of real estate." Daily Post (Pittsburgh), Sept. 21, 1868, p. 1. 88175069. [view source]sale-of-real-estate
  4. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 52. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1876.; included in the 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1876