Brownsville Road

From Pittsburgh Streets
Brownsville Road
Neighborhoods Carrick, Knoxville
Origin of name Brownsville, Pennsylvania

Brownsville Road was a branch of the National Road,[1][2] which opened from Cumberland, Maryland, through Brownsville and Washington, Pennsylvania, to Wheeling, West Virginia, in 1818.[3] Brownsville Road split off from the main road at Brownsville, from which the road gets its name; from Pittsburgh it was the principal route to Brownsville.[4][1][2][5] The old Brownsville Road followed the route of modern Arlington Avenue to the Monongahela River.[1][2]

See also

  • South 18th Street, part of which was once the Brownsville Plank Road
  • Wenzell Avenue, labeled "Brownsville Road" (perhaps mistakenly) in the 1905 and 1910 Hopkins atlases


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jean M. Goldstrom, ed. Knoxville Borough; a History: The story of a Pittsburgh community, 3rd ed., p. 25. Whortleberry Press, Pittsburgh, 2009. [view source]goldstrom
  3. ASCE Pittsburgh Section 100th Anniversary Publication Committee. Engineering Pittsburgh: A history of roads, rails, canals, bridges & more, p. 73. History Press, Charleston, S. C., 2018, ISBN 978-1-5402-3599-2. LCCN 2018942435. [view source]engineering
  4. C. A. Weslager. "Reminiscences of Beltzhoover and Allentown: Two old-time Western Pennsylvania boroughs." Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, vol. 49, no. 3, July 1966, pp. 251–262. [view source]weslager
  5. Franklin Toker. Pittsburgh: A new portrait, p. 187. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-8229-4371-6. LCCN 2009022903. [view source]toker-new