Bruceton, Pennsylvania

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Bruceton, Pennsylvania
Dedication of the Experimental Mine, 1910
Dedication of the Experimental Mine, 1910
Coordinates: 40°18′17″N 79°58′53″W / 40.30472°N 79.98139°W / 40.30472; -79.98139Coordinates: 40°18′17″N 79°58′53″W / 40.30472°N 79.98139°W / 40.30472; -79.98139
CountryUnited States
CountyAllegheny County
Borough/TownshipJefferson Hills, South Park
961 ft (293 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)

Bruceton is an unincorporated suburb of Pittsburgh within Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1] Its western half is part of South Park Township, while its eastern half is part of Jefferson Hills.

It is the home of the Experimental Mine of the U.S. Bureau of Mines, which originally opened in 1910.[2][3] It is also the home of the Pittsburgh Safety and Health Technology Center. The Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway connected to the B&O Railroad in Bruceton.It is 185 mi (or 298 km) northwest of Washington D.C.[4]


For years in the early 1940s the town hosted almost 100 scientists to help develop the Manhattan Project as a laboratory of the National Defense Research Committee including a month-long visit by Linus Pauling.[5][6][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bruceton, Pennsylvania". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  2. ^ "About NETL". Retrieved 2008-11-15.
  3. ^ Clements, M.E. (1927). "Uncle Sam's Toy Coal Mine". Popular Science (July): 36. Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2010-03-07.
  4. ^ "Bruceton Destination Guide (Pennsylvania, United States) - Trip-Suggest". Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  5. ^ "The Scientific War Work of Linus C. Pauling - Special Collections & Archives Research Center - Oregon State University".
  6. ^ Lillian Hoddeson; Paul W. Henriksen; Roger A. Meade; Catherine L. Westfall (12 February 2004). Critical Assembly: A Technical History of Los Alamos During the Oppenheimer Years, 1943-1945. Cambridge University Press. pp. 166–. ISBN 978-0-521-54117-6.
  7. ^ Peter Galison; Bruce William Hevly (1992). Big Science: The Growth of Large-scale Research. Stanford University Press. pp. 270–. ISBN 978-0-8047-1879-0.