Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Washington County


Canonsburg is a town in Washington County in the western part of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania with 8,607 inhabitants ( 2000 census ).

The municipality has an area of 6.0 km ² and the geographic coordinates are: 40 ° 15'43 "North, 80 ° 11'6 " West. The zip code ( zip code ) of the community is 15317 and the telephone area code as in the entire Washington County 724 Canonsburg is located about 30 km southwest of Pittsburgh and about 10 km northeast of Washington ( Pennsylvania).

History and Culture

The Borough of Canonsburg was founded on 22 February 1802 and according to John Canon, who owned a grist mill and a saw mill in the territory of the municipality, named. Pop singer Perry Como was born on May 18, 1912 in Canonsburg, and since 1999 there is a statue of him in front of the Canonsburg Library. Another pop singer, Bobby Vinton, was also born on April 16, 1935 in Canonsburg. In addition to the annual Oktoberfest, which attracts 45,000 participants and lasts for three days, Canonsburg is mainly known for its Independence Day parade, which is one of the three largest in Pennsylvania.


The Interstate 79 that runs through the community, connecting with Canonsburg Pittsburgh and Washington / Pennsylvania. A bus runs several times daily from Washington to Canonsburg to Pittsburgh or to the Park & ​​Ride station of the Pittsburgh light rail 42S South Hills Village. On the railway line from Washington to Pittsburgh Passenger trains no more, but the tracks are still used for occasional freight.


The inhabitants Canon Petersburg are Italian ( 23.1 %), German ( 18.0 %), Polish (12.8% ), Irish ( 11.7% ), British (9.6% ), and Scots-Irish (5, 7%) descent.

The population evolves declining for years:

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Perry Como, pop singer in the mid-20th century
  • Bobby Vinton, American musician of Polish descent