Learn the History of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

Coraopolis is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,677 at the 2010 census. In 1940 the population peaked at 11,086. It is a small community located to the west of Pittsburgh, along the Ohio River, and to the east of the Pittsburgh International Airport. The borough is noted for its steep topography, numerous brick streets, and many old homes. Learn information about McKees Rocks, PA.

The Development

The borough was incorporated on June 7, 1886. It was previously known as a village under the name of Middletown, while the post office name was Vancefort. It was established in August 1861 and changed to Coraopolis in March 1886. Legend has it that the borough was named for a member of the Watson family, Cora Watson, born on February 2, 18. Discover facts about Dormont, Pennsylvania is a Diverse Community.

Life Today

Coraopolis is experiencing a period of revitalization highlighted by new storefront businesses and façade improvements in the central business district. In 2017, two new brewpubs, a craft distillery, a coffee shop, a restaurant, and several other small businesses opened their doors. Coraopolis also shares a new athletic complex with neighboring Robinson and Moon Townships that will feature soccer, rugby, and lacrosse fields, when completed.