Iowa Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Iowa Street
Neighborhood Upper Hill
Origin of name State of Iowa

Iowa Street appears in the 1872 Hopkins atlas.[1] It is named for the state of Iowa.[2][3] The street passes through land once owned by the Herron family. Several Herron brothers were born in Pittsburgh and moved to Dubuque, Iowa, in the 1850s, including Francis J. Herron (1837–1902), who served as a major general in the Civil War.[4][5]


  1. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 43. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872.; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1872
  2. George Thornton Fleming. History of Pittsburgh and Environs: From prehistoric days to the beginning of the American Revolution, vol. 1, p. 149. 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. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 73. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  4. George T. Fleming. "Names recall Civil War heroes: Soldiers of national and local fame well commemorated in Pittsburgh: Battles also live." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, May 30, 1915, sec. 5, p. 2. 85758872. [view source]fleming-civil-war
  5. "HERRON, Francis J." Encyclopedia Dubuque, July 4, 2021.,_Francis_J%2E. [view source]dubuque-herron