Croghan Street

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See also Thackeray Avenue, which was originally named Croghan Street.
Croghan Street
Neighborhood Central Business District
Origin of name George Croghan

Maps from 1852 and 1862 show Croghan Street running parallel to the Allegheny River, north of Penn Street (today's Penn Avenue), from Marbury Street (today's Commonwealth Place) to Water Street, nearly to the tip of the Point.[1][2] This street was named for Col. George Croghan (c. 1718 – 1782), an Indian agent and trader at Fort Pitt.[3]


  1. R. E. McGowin. Map of the Cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny and of the Boroughs of South-Pittsburgh, Birmingham, East-Birmingham, Lawrenceville, Duquesne & Manchester etc. Schuchman & Haunlein, Pittsburgh, 1852. [view source]mcgowin-1852
  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. George T. Fleming. "Wood's [sic] plan of Pittsburgh: Thomas Vickroy's account of the survey of 1784 and parts taken in city's early life by Craig and Bayard." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Dec. 13, 1914, sec. 2, p. 2. 85908612. [view source]fleming-woods