Frankstown Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
Frankstown Avenue
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.[1][2][3]


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  2. Margaret Carlin. "How our streets got their names." Pittsburgh Press, Feb. 6, 1966, Pittsburgh's Family Magazine, p. 10. 149098376. [view source]carlin
  3. 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