Township History & Info
Regardless of what you are looking for, you are likely to find it in North Fayette Township. The Township, located in the western portion of Allegheny County is convenient to the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, the City of Pittsburgh and points north and south thanks to the improvements to the interchange of Interstates 376 and 79. Residents of the township also enjoy countless options for shopping, are close to high quality medical facilities, a number of educational options and world-class entertainment.
You don’t have to look too hard to still see elements of farming and the natural resource recovery that were prevalent during the early years of North Fayette Township which continue today. The past, present and the future mix as you travel on the township roads as you are as likely to pass a farm as you are housing plans, retail centers, colleges or numerous light industries.
Once a part of Moon Township, North Fayette, named for General LaFayette was incorporated on March 16, 1846. The Township was a place where Indians traveled on the Mingo Trail and was on the route of the Underground Railway for slaves escaping from the South.
Over one hundred and sixty years later this once rural community is an increasingly diversified, modern community consisting of 27 square miles of both rural and suburban lifestyles. While some of the land provides for its owners through farming and through natural resources such as bituminous coal, natural gas and petroleum, the Township is now home to many new residents and businesses and is among the fastest growing areas in Allegheny County. The anticipated expansion of services and land development holds a future that promises to offer even more. North Fayette Township is definitely a great place to live, work and play.
We encourage you to explore our website to find out more of what is going on in the Township and to visit us in person when you are in the area.