Freeport Road

From Pittsburgh Streets
Freeport Road
Neighborhood Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar
Origin of name Freeport, Pennsylvania

Freeport Road, which passes through the small part of Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar north of the Allegheny River (encompassing the Waterworks Mall and UPMC St. Margaret), is so named because it leads to Freeport, about 29 miles upriver from the Point.[1]:159

Freeport was laid out in 1796 by William Todd and his son David Todd, who declared it to be a free port for all river traffic, without wharfage fees.[2][1]:59


  1. 1.0 1.1 Steven D. Gardner. History of an Allegheny River Town: Freeport, Pennsylvania. Lulu Press, Morrisville, N. C., 2018, ISBN 978-1-387-87146-9. [view source]gardner
  2. Charles E. Williams. Along the Allegheny River: The southern watershed, p. 92. Postcard History Series. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S. C., 2006, ISBN 0-7385-3846-9. [view source]williams