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Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania

Borough in Pennsylvania, United States / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sharpsburg is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, 5 miles (8 km) northeast of downtown Pittsburgh, along the Allegheny River. In 1900, nearly 7,000 people lived here; in 1920, the population peaked at just over 8,900 people. The population was 3,446 at the 2010 census.[3]

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Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 40°29′43″N 79°55′44″W
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyAllegheny
Established1826
Chartered1842
Government
  TypeBorough
  MayorBrittany Reno
Area
  Total0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
  Land0.48 sq mi (1.24 km2)
  Water0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
Population
 (2010)
  Total3,446
  Estimate 
(2019)[2]
3,318
  Density6,926.93/sq mi (2,676.96/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
15215
Area code(s)412, 878
FIPS code42-69776
Websitewww.sharpsburgborough.com
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The third incarnation of the Native American Statue located in the heart of the Sharpsburg Central Business District, commonly referenced as Chief Guyasuta.
H. J. Heinz Memorial Plaza
Detail of the H. J. Heinz Memorial Plaza
The Sharpsburg Water Tower as viewed from the Allegheny River.

In the past, it had a rolling mill, foundries, machine shops, and manufacturers of varnish, brick, glass, lumber products, wire, hair, felt, and lubricating oil. In January 1869, the H. J. Heinz Company was founded in Sharpsburg as Heinz Noble & Company[4] to manufacture and sell bricks.