McKee’s Rocks Allegheny County

McKees Rocks, also known as “The Rocks”, is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, along the south bank of the Ohio River. The borough population was 6,104 at the 2010 census.

In the past, it was known for its extensive iron and steel interests. Also, there were large railroad machine shops, and manufacturers of locomotives, freight and passenger cars, and springs, enamel ware, lumber, wall materials, plaster, nuts and bolts, malleable castings, chains and forgings, tin ware, concrete, and cigars.

The Pittsburgh, Allegheny and McKees Rocks Railroad is located in an area known as the “Bottoms”.

The name of the borough is often incorrectly stated as “Mc Kees Rocks,” “McKee’s Rocks,” or “McKees Rock,” but the official name is “McKees Rocks.” It is within the Sto-Rox School District, which serves McKees Rocks and neighboring Stowe Township. The local high school is Sto-Rox High School.

The McKees Rocks Bridge, which carries traffic between McKees Rocks and Pittsburgh, is the longest bridge in Allegheny County, at 7,293 feet (2,223 m).

The area is well-served by Port Authority bus routes 20, 21, 22, 24, and CO.

Geography

McKees Rocks is located at 40°28′13″N 80°3′49″W (40.470218, -80.063674).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), of which 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 6.31%, is water. McKees Rocks is made up of several neighborhoods, such as West Park, Meyers Ridge, and “The Bottoms”.

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