|Neighborhoods||Middle Hill, Terrace Village, West Oakland|
|Origin of name||Abraham Kirkpatrick|
Most sources say that Kirkpatrick Street is named for Major Abraham Kirkpatrick, an officer in the Revolutionary War, Commissioner General of the Western Army during the Whiskey Rebellion, and one of the lay judges of the Court of Common Pleas from 1788 to 1791.
On the other hand, in a 1914 Gazette Times column, George T. Fleming describes Kirkpatrick Street in the Hill District as "commemorating nothing especially." He associates Major Kirkpatrick with Kirkpatrick Street on Mount Washington, today's Kearsarge Street, which ran through Kirkpatrick's farm.
- Kearsarge Street, originally named Kirkpatrick Street
- Kirkbride Street, originally named Kirkpatrick Avenue
- Kunkle Avenue, originally named Kirkpatrick Alley
- James K. DeLaney. "Spectres of past haunt Pittsburgh's corner signposts: Street names 'pennants of tribute.'" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mar. 30, 1967, [p. 41]. Newspapers.com 88235360. [view source] delaney
- George T. Fleming. "Wood's 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, second section, p. 2. Newspapers.com 85908612. [view source] fleming-woods
- Gilbert Love. "What's in a name? A lot!: Titles of city streets recall persons famed in U. S. history: From Golden Triangle eastward, thoroughfares list great and near great of colonial and revolutionary days." Pittsburgh Press, Feb. 12, 1944, p. 9. Newspapers.com 147946752. [view source] love-titles
- Annie Clark Miller. Early Land Marks and Names of Old Pittsburgh: An address delivered before the Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution at Carnegie Institute, Nov. 30, 1923, p. 30. Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924. Historic Pittsburgh 00awn8211m; Internet Archive earlylandmarksna00mill. [view source] miller
- Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 70. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source] regan
- "Street names sketch history of city: Tribute to many pioneers dimmed by time." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 26, 1936, anniversary section IV, p. 16. Newspapers.com 88921069. [view source] street-names
- Erasmus Wilson, ed. Standard History of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, pp. 392, 996. H. R. Cornell & Co., Chicago, 1898. Google Books 1dcwAQAAMAAJ; Historic Pittsburgh 00hc03974m; Internet Archive standardhistoryo00wils. [view source] wilson-erasmus
- George T. Fleming. "History recalled by street names: Stanwix brings to mind many important happenings in the early days of the Western Pennsylvania settlement." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Dec. 6, 1914, second section, p. 8. Newspapers.com 85907599. [view source] fleming-history-recalled