The Attributes of McDonald, Pennsylvania

McDonald’s is a borough in Allegheny and Washington counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Pittsburgh. In the past, factories of bottles, oil-well drilling tools, flour-mill products, etc., existed here. Oil and coal were and still are procured in the area. The population was 2,149 at the 2010 census. Of this, 1,766 were in Washington County, and 383 were in Allegheny County. Information can be found here.

The Town’s Governance

McDonald’s government includes an elected mayor, an elected seven-member borough council, and an appointed secretary-treasurer. The Borough’s tax collector is also elected. The mayor, council members, and tax collector are all elected to four-year terms. All of the council seats are at large. See here for information about Coraopolis, Pennsylvania is a Historical City.

The Surrounding Neighborhoods

McDonald’s has four borders, including North Fayette Township to the north and northeast, South Fayette Township to the east, Cecil Township (Washington County) to the south and southwest, and Robinson Township (Washington County) the west and northwest. Robinson Run, a tributary of Chartiers Creek, flows through the southeastern part of the Borough.

The Newspaper City

From 2000 to 2002, The Community Outlook Newspaper filled the void of losing the local paper for McDonald’s and surrounding areas. DIVA Publishing, headed by Stefanie Crawford, Isaac Holeva, and Karla Hons, published the 32-page periodical in over 20 communities, with its base focusing on McDonald’s and surrounding neighborhoods.