Buena Vista, Pennsylvania

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Buena Vista, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Buena Vista is located in Pennsylvania
Buena Vista
Buena Vista
Coordinates: 40°16′38″N 79°47′57″W / 40.27722°N 79.79917°W / 40.27722; -79.79917Coordinates: 40°16′38″N 79°47′57″W / 40.27722°N 79.79917°W / 40.27722; -79.79917
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Township Elizabeth
Elevation 764 ft (233 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 15018
GNIS feature ID 1170594[1]

Buena Vista (/ˌbjnə ˈvɪstə/) is an unincorporated community in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, located just outside Pittsburgh on the Youghiogheny River. The Great Allegheny Passage rail trail runs through the community. Buena Vista was laid out in 1849 by James B. McGrew for the heirs of Daniel Greenawalt.[2] For a time, it served as a mining town.[3] Like many places in the USA with this name, Buena Vista was named for the 1847 Battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican-American War.[4]

Notable people to have come from Buena Vista are former baseball players Bill Ford and Brian Holton.[5]

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