Chartiers Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
Chartiers Avenue
Neighborhoods Chartiers City, Crafton Heights, East Carnegie, Elliott, Sheraden, Windgap
Origin of name Pierre Chartier

Chartiers Avenue is named for Pierre Chartier (1690–1759?),[1] a French–Shawnee fur trader who lived in the area in the 1740s.[2][3] He is also the eponym of Chartiers Creek[4][3] and the neighborhood of Chartiers City,[5] and, through a modification of the name, Chateau Street[6][7][3] and the neighborhood of Chateau.[5]


  1. Julia Morgan Harding. "Names of Pittsburgh streets: Their historical significance." Pittsburgh Bulletin, Feb. 15, 1893. Reprinted in Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt: Early names of Pittsburgh streets, 13th ed., pp. 52–60, Fort Pitt Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1958 (HathiTrust 007074456). [view source]harding
  2. George Thornton Fleming. History of Pittsburgh and Environs: From prehistoric days to the beginning of the American Revolution, vol. 1, p. 129. American Historical Society, New York and Chicago, 1922. Google Books 7ctaAAAAYAAJ, ffQMAAAAYAAJ, S88wAQAAMAAJ, tzUafgt-eskC; HathiTrust 011262563; Historic Pittsburgh 01aee9405m; Internet Archive historypittsbur01compgoog, historypittsbur01socigoog, historypittsbur01yorkgoog. [view source]fleming-history
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Annie Clark Miller. Early Land Marks and Names of Old Pittsburgh: An address delivered before the Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution at Carnegie Institute, Nov. 30, 1923, pp. 8–9. Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924. Historic Pittsburgh 00awn8211m; Internet Archive earlylandmarksna00mill. [view source]miller
  4. George T. Fleming. "History recalled by street names: Stanwix brings to mind many important happenings in the early days of the Western Pennsylvania settlement." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Dec. 6, 1914, sec. 2, p. 8. 85907599. [view source]fleming-history-recalled
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 38. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  6. George T. Fleming. "Colonial history recalled by street names: Doughty, Dinwiddie, McKean and Miffline are some of the interesting historical figures." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Jan. 10, 1915, sec. 3, p. 6. 85750887. [view source]fleming-colonial
  7. George T. Fleming. "Street names recall old citizens: North Side thoroughfares called after prominent early residents: First free library." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, June 25, 1916, sec. 6, p. 2. 85766046. [view source]fleming-old-citizens