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 corruption, Chateau Street[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, second section, 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