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Washington (Pennsylvania)

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Washington is a city in the South Pittsburgh Region, Pennsylvania.


Washington is the county seat of Washington County.

Prior to the founding of Pennsylvania, the French call the area "Wissameking", the catfish place, after a Delaware Indian chief known as "Catfish". An early settler created a plot of land that he originally called "Bassett, alias Dandridge Town". Before the plot was registered, the name was changed to "Washington". The town was the center of the Whiskey Rebellion in the 1790s.

The town was incorporated in 1810.

  • City Hall, 55 West Maiden Street, +1 742 223-4200 (, fax: +1 742 223-4229), [1]. M-Fr 8:30AM-5PM.

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Get around

  • Washington City Transit, +1 742 222-2320 (toll free: +1 888 811-9704, ), [2]. M-Sa 8AM-4:30PM. WCT provides three local routes and an express route to Pittsburgh. $1.10.


  • Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, 1 Museum Road, +1 742 228-9256 (, fax: +1 742 228-9675), [3]. Mar 30-Memorial Day and Labor Day-Dec 16: F 10AM-4PM, Sa-Su 10AM-5PM; Memorial Day-Labor Day: M-F 10AM-4PM, Sa-Su 10AM-5PM. Great family location that includes a ride on a working trolley and the (alleged) title star of the film A Streetcar Named Desire. Adult: $9, 62+: $8, 3-15: $6, under 3: free.







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Routes through Washington
PittsburghRobinson Township  N noframe S  WaynesburgMorgantown
Wheeling  W noframe E  New Stanton

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