Category: Great Places

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The Name Behind Westmoreland County

by Karen Fetter Many already know what makes Westmoreland County so special, from its rich history and attractions to its people and places.  However, what many may not know is how it got its...

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MOUNT PLEASANT

by Karen Fetter While traveling through Westmoreland County, one pleasant surprise awaiting visitors is the borough of Mount Pleasant. With a population of about 5,000, Mount Pleasant is close to Routes 119, 31, and...

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WEST NEWTON

by Karen Fetter As times change, many towns need a new burst of energy to renew themselves and make hometown life appealing to both residents and visitors. Fortunately, West Newton is getting that chance....

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SCOTTDALE

by Karen Fetter Westmoreland County residents have a few wonderful choices for relaxation in their own backyard. One great choice for the summer season is Scottdale. Its convenient location, charm, and history make it...

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GREENSBURG

by Karen Fetter At the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, is the City of Greensburg. Greensburg is a major hub of business and commerce in Westmoreland County. With...

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MURRYSVILLE

by Karen Fetter Murrysville is one town in Westmoreland County that is always on the cusp of change. The beautiful suburban area is located along Route 22  one of the main transportation arteries in...