Broughton, Pennsylvania

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Broughton
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 40°19′48″N 79°59′16″W / 40.33000°N 79.98778°W / 40.33000; -79.98778Coordinates: 40°19′48″N 79°59′16″W / 40.33000°N 79.98778°W / 40.33000; -79.98778
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Township South Park
Elevation 991 ft (302 m)

Broughton is an unincorporated community in South Park Township, Pennsylvania. Originally named Curry after Dr. Joseph Curry, frontier physician and Coroner of Allegheny County in 1810, it was renamed Broughton, to avoid confusion with the nearby Curry Hollow and the Curry in Blair County, Pennsylvania.[1] It is located at the junction of Brownsville Road, Curry Road, and Broughton Road. It was racially integrated in the early 20th century, due to coal miners working nearby mines in Horning, Pennsylvania.[2] It was the location of Pittsburgh Terminal Coal Company's No. 5 mine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The History of South Park Township". Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  2. ^ Smith Brown, Eliza (2007). African American Historic Sites Survey of Allegheny County. DIANE Publishing Inc. p. 178. ISBN 978-1-4223-1490-6.