Carnahan Road

From Pittsburgh Streets
Carnahan Road
Neighborhood Banksville
Origin of name Carnahan family

Carnahan Road is named for the Carnahan family,[1] who owned property on both sides of the road. The road appears in maps of Allegheny County from 1851, passing the homesteads of A. Carnahan and G. Carnahan,[2] and 1862, passing by A. Carnahan and W. Carnahan.[3] A. Carnahan was Alexander Carnahan, who laid out Banksville and named it in honor of his wife, Eliza Banks.[4][5][6]


  1. Edmond Gaudelli. Banksville: A Pittsburgh neighborhood. 2022, ISBN 9798841655114. [view source]gaudelli
  2. Sidney & Neff and S. McRea. Map of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, with the Names of Property-Holders. Philadelphia, 1851. LCCN 2012592150. [view source]sidney-neff
  3. 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
  4. Albert W. Bloom. "Pittsburgh today made up of many villages: City a composite of 25 to 30 municipalities whose separate identities meant much years ago." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 14, 1953, Daily Magazine, [p. 1]. 89450362. [view source]bloom-villages
  5. Margaret Carlin. "How our streets got their names." Pittsburgh Press, Feb. 6, 1966, Pittsburgh's Family Magazine, p. 10. 149098376. [view source]carlin
  6. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 35. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan