The age of the state of Pennsylvania is the direct cause of the organization of its smaller suburbs and townships. Ross Township is a first class township in Allegheny County. In terms of the city’s major city of Pittsburgh, Ross Township lies to the north. McKnight Road boasts a series of retailers, but for the most part Ross Township is residential, serving as a small community just outside the chaos of the city. The township does have a direct access to US Route 19 and Babcock Boulevard. It participates in a multi-municipality called Northland Public Library. North Hills School District serves both Ross Township and West View, Pennsylvania.
Members of the Pine Township nearby petitioned the government of Allegheny to form a new township. At some point during the 1809 November term, Ross Township was established and was ratified to join the city of Pittsburgh. They settled the name on something that hardly any city in America does, after a lawyer named James Ross. He was also a United States Senator and the personal land lawyer for George Washington. Once the township was established, settlers trickled in, testing the waters of the native land
.For some settlers, the nearby Seneca Indians were hostile to white trespassers. After a few were killed or scared off, it wasn’t until a Casper Reel birthed the first two citizens of Ross Township, David and Casper Reel Junior that the town had any residents. Where Franklin Road is today was once the epic Native American Venango Path. It was one of the most important routes used by Oliver Perry in the Battle of Lake Erie in 1812. The road is now called Perrysville Plank Road. It was along this road that the first church was built, Hiland Presbyterian Church in 1799. Before they built schools to educate children, or grist mills to survive, the good Christians of Pittsburgh figured they needed a roof over their head to pray to the God in the sky. They used the building as a town meeting hall as well, to make sure the more atheistic-leaning members of government got their dose of the lord as well.
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