RESERVE TOWNSHIP   "A Super Place to Live"

 

33 Lonsdale St. Pgh. PA 15212  

 

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Fast Facts

Founded:
October 1, 1835

Land Size:
2 square miles

Borders:
Ross, Shaler, Millvale and the City of
Pittsburgh

Postal Codes:
15209
15212
15214

Population:
Approx. 3,800

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY OLD PICTURES OF RESERVE???

We are looking for old pictures of the schools, churches, farms, houses, and people who've made our community a special place to live. 

Contact Twp. Manager, Bob Kipp at 322-1551.

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History of Reserve

Reserve Township was founded October 1, 1835.  The township's name was derived from its origin as part of the Depreciation Lands settlement.  It was part of the 3,000 acres north of the Allegheny and Ohio rivers that Pennsylvania set aside or "reserved" for settlement by Revolutionary War veterans.

In December, 1834, citizens of the part of Ross Township known as the "reserved lands" petitioned the court to be allowed to form a separate township.  Thomas Temple,  James Anderson and William Lecky were appointed commsioners to draw up the plan.

Since 1835, the original borders of Reserve Township have changed.  Because the city encroached on its boundaries from the south, the township made changes in its northern line to compensate.  Presently, Reserve Township covers about 2 square miles on the eastern border of North Side.  It is also bordered by Ross and Shaler Townships and Millvale Borough.

Historically, this hilly wooded area has been known for its truck farms.  Through the years, much land was given to twelve cemeteries that occupy many of the steep hillsides, and residential areas have developed along the relatively level ridges.

TODAY

With quick access to both downtown Pittsburgh, the North Hills shopping areas and I-279,  Reserve Township has a unique location and a strong sense of community.  This combination urban, rural, suburban community has very few businesses and a wide variety of housing styles.  Reserve is part of the Shaler Area school district and is a very nice place to raise a family.  Long time residents proudly say it is one of Allegheny County's best kept secrets. 
 

 

 

 

 

Reserve Township  33 Lonsdale Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212   *   Established 1835