South Park Historical Society
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About the 
South Park Historical Society
Our Mission . . 
Located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, the South Park Community has an abundance of history. South Park Township was established in 1966 but a look at history shows when it really began. In 1788 Allegheny County was formed from parts of Westmoreland and Washington Counties. Among the newly formed townships of Allegheny County were St. Clair and Jefferson, and in 1845 Snowden Township was formed from parts of these two townships. The new township was named for Judge Snowden of Pittsburgh. In 1966, by referendum of the electorate, the name of Snowden Township was changed to South Park. The communities of South Park that have greatly contributed to the growth of our township are Curry, Broughton, Bruceton, Snowden, Windover Hills, Piney Fork, Knothole, and Library. The rich and abundant history of our area includes early settlers, the Whiskey Insurrection, coal mining, Allegheny County Fairs, the Bureau of Mines, historic homesteads, and so much more.




The South Park Historical Society’s mission is to research and preserve artifacts, documents, photographs and oral histories of this area and of our ancestors who settled here. We encourage education of our history through dissemination of this information to the community.he South Park Historical Society’s mission is to research and preserve artifacts, documents, photographs and oral histories of this area and of our ancestors who settled here. We encourage education of our history through dissemination of this information to the community.
You Can Help . . .

Share with us your memories, stories and memorabilia of those earlier years. Join the South Park Historical Society and help support the preservation of our past and the present for future generations.
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The South Park Historical Society
meets the third Tuesday of each
month at 7:00 P.M. in the Library
Fire Hall, 6581 Library Road,
Library, Pennsylvania.

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Dedicated to the preservation of the history of southwestern Pennsylvania, the South Park Historical Society is located in South Park Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

South Park Township, formerly Snowden Township, is located twelve miles south of Pittsburgh, PA. The township is comprised of older, smaller communities that experienced a tremendous growth with the coal mining industry. Some of these communities include Library, Bruceton, Broughton, Curry, Snowden, Knothole and Piney Fork.