Moon Township is a history packed, and developing town in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Nested in the western portion of the state it is close to both Ohio and Pittsburgh. Making Moon Township a very desirable location to live and work. Have you ever wondered how Moon got its name? To this day it is still a little bit of a mystery. Historians suggest it is because of the crescent-shaped bend in the Ohio River.
Moon Township was initially a small and tight-knit farm-based community. One of its claims to fame is that is it the oldest town in Allegheny County. Other than its age, it’s size is also pretty remarkable for a small city measuring in at 143 square miles.
Although it started as a hunting and fishing town. These groups were so productive that they ended up bringing the need for different mills and manufacturing plants. This started a boom in the economy that then resulted in the area getting train and roadways making the city easily accessible. These advances furthered during the industrial revolution and during World War II. Industrial plants supplied armor plates and munitions for the work, which gave the area an excess of jobs.
Since then, projects like the Greater Pittsburgh Airport, otherwise known as the Pittsburgh International Airport, and The Penn Lincoln Parkway has kept the momentum of Moon and continued to grow its economy.