Allison Park, Pennsylvania

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Bus stop in Allison Park

Allison Park is a census-designated place in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. It is a suburb of Pittsburgh and is located within Hampton, Shaler, West Deer, and McCandless townships. It had a population of 21,552 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

Allison Park in the 18th century was called Tally Cavey. Tally Cavey was part of the large Pitt Township.

Talley Cavey[edit]

The word Talley Cavey is Celtic for "hill over the borough". Early Irish settlers named it after Tullycavy on the Ards Peninsula outside Greyabbey, County Down, Ireland.[2] The town started in the woods that are now along Mt. Royal Boulevard, and continued until it reached what is now the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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Coordinates: 40°34′N 79°58′W / 40.56°N 79.96°W / 40.56; -79.96