2018-2019 Pennsylvania Municipal Guide
Welcome to Munhall- where we honor the past, celebrate the present, and welcome the future.
As the story goes- sometime before 1780, within Munhall’s borough boundaries, the first settler constructed a house and a barn.
And so the more than 200-year history of a close-knit community thriving on the hillsides of the Monongahela River begins. It is believed that Sebastian Frederick, a self-sufficient farmer and craftsman, was the first to call this area home. Today, the community of Munhall is a true showcase of its beautiful mosaic of history.
Munhall borough is best known for its heart.
Unique for its big yards, sidewalks, walking-distance library and parks, as well as nearby shopping, entertainment and dining- Munhall is a true treasure. But the heart of our community is what holds people here. The steel industry shaped the borough beginning in 1879, and as the century unfolded, lives were shaped as well- Civil and World Wars, economic depressions, the heyday and downfall of the steel mills. These historical events brought the community closer together. The experiences gave the town character, heart and soul- and the fortitude to adapt, reinvent and push forward.
Photo of West Field © David Stinson
Rendering of William W. Knight (West Field) © J.T. Sauer & Associates, LLC