McKnight Road

From Pittsburgh Streets
McKnight Road
Neighborhoods Perry North, Summer Hill
Origin of name Probably John McKnight

A road in the location of modern McKnight Road north of its intersection with Babcock Boulevard at Girtys Run appears in maps of Allegheny County as early as 1851.[1][2][3] These maps also show, on this road, the house of John McKnight, at the location of the modern North Hills Village.[1][2][3] It seems likely that this is the source of the road's name.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sidney & Neff and S. McRea. Map of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, with the Names of Property-Holders. Philadelphia, 1851. LCCN 2012592150. [view source]sidney-neff
  2. 2.0 2.1 S. N. & F. W. Beers. Map of Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Smith, Gallup & Hewitt, Philadelphia, 1862. LCCN 2012592151; 1862 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]beers
  3. 3.0 3.1 Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 55. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1876.; included in the 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1876