From Pittsburgh Streets
|Neighborhoods||East Hills, Homewood North, Homewood South, Homewood West|
|Origin of name||Franks Town, named for Francis Stevens|
Frankstown Avenue is named for Franks Town, a Native American village named in honor of the pioneer Francis Stevens. The village was on the Juniata River, and the earlier Frankstown Trail ran from this village to the Point.
- Margaret Carlin. "How our streets got their names." Pittsburgh Press, Feb. 6, 1966, Pittsburgh's Family Magazine, p. 10. Newspapers.com 149098376. [view source] carlin
- Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 68. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source] regan