Rowes Run, Pennsylvania

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Rowes Run, Pennsylvania is a census-designated place located in Redstone Township, which is in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The community was formerly part of the Grindstone-Rowes Run CDP, before it was split into two separate CDP's for the 2010 census. As of the 2010 census the population was 564.

History[edit]

Rowes Run was founded in 1907 by the Pittsburgh Coal Company. Also known as New Hill, it was named for a stream that ran through property owned by James Rowe, a prominent figure in the area. The mine located in the town was known as Colonial #3. In 1911, the town was acquired by the H. C. Frick Coke Company.

People from Rowes Run[edit]

One person of note from Rowes Run is one time Major League Baseball player Bobby Locke.

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Coordinates: 40°00′34″N 79°49′01″W / 40.00944°N 79.81694°W / 40.00944; -79.81694