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?} Dunbar Township, PA surrounds the borough of Vanderbilt, PA.
?} Perry Township, PA surrounds the borough of Perryopolis, PA.
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Cucumber Run is formed by a fan of feeder branches spread out over four to six square mile within Stewart Township, PA area that coalesce into the main stream of water that flows nearly two miles before its confluence with the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle State Park, PA. The small area of drainage makes its water level extremely dependent on recent weather conditions. Cucumber Run's headwaters are at around 1900 feet in elevation, just south of Kentuck Knob, with a 700 foot descent to the Youghiogheny River where its confluence is about 1200 feet in elevation. After it meanders through a rustic picnic area Cucumber Run makes a 35 - 40 foot free fall plunge (Cucumber Falls) into a beautiful ravine just before draining into the Youghiogheny River.
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Connellsville, PA is a third class city of approximately 9,000 residents located in north central Fayette County, PA. Connellsville is situated on the Youghiogheny River at the western base of Chestnut Ridge.

The city's downtown, Downtown Connellsville, is a large cluster of brick buildings, many of which are empty and poorly maintained, left over from the city's heyday as a capital of the Coal and Coke Boom of the early 20th century. The splash of wealth from that time can be seen in the city's stately Victorian homes, and churches featuring elaborate architecture.

A steadfast element of Connellsville is the B & O Railroad that lines the eastern bank of the Youghiogheny River. A large rail yard is still in use near Arch Street. An Amtrak Station operates on the city's Water Street.

Connellsville, PA's population has been in free fall since the 1960s as manufacturing jobs have largely vanished from the city and surrounding area.

The Youghiogheny River Trail, a crushed limestone corridor of the Great Allegheny Passage Trail, has brought hopes that tourism could spawn a rebirth for Connellsville, PA.

Route 119 is a four lane artery running through Connellsville, PA, connecting it with the Uniontown, PA area to the south, and the Scottdale, PA / Mount Pleasant, PA area to the north. Other routes into the city include Route 711 that travels east over Chestnut Ridge, and Route 201 that travels west through Vanderbilt, PA and northwestern Fayette County, PA.
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Ohiopyle State Park, PA contains many geologic wonders as it located where the Youghiogheny River cut its way through the heights of Laurel Ridge, resulting in a steep sided gorge up to 1500 feet deep in places. The extreme difference in elevation has resulted in waterfalls, white water rapids, scenic overlooks, and rock outcroppings that have made Ohiopyle State Park, PA a draw of regional tourists for several generations and likely the most scenic park in Pennsylvania.

Ohiopyle State Park, PA's centerpiece is the twenty-five foot fall of the Youghiogheny River, known as the Ohiopyle Falls. The park's main visitor day use area features several observation platforms to give visitors a close vantage point of the roaring cataract. Just below the waterfall begins the most popular whitewater rafting route in the eastern United States. Numerous class III and IV rapids begin here and last eight miles, which makes Ohiopyle State Park, PA renowned for its whitewater recreation.

Several streams (Meadow Run, Cucumber Run, Sugar Run, Rock Spring Run, and Jonathan Run) enter the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle State Park, PA and have carved their own gorges into the surrounding highlands, many of these feature waterfalls. The park's most scenic delight is Cucumber Falls, but the Meadow Run Natural Waterslide rivals it in popularity on a hot summer day.

Ohiopyle State Park, PA can boast having two of the best scenic overlooks in Western Pennsylvania: Tharp Knob Overlook with its sweeping view of the Youghiogheny River meandering through the heights of Laurel Ridge, and Baughman Rock Overlook with its view of Laurel Ridge surrounding "The Flats."

The park's elevation ranges from 1200 feet (Youghiogheny River in the northwest) to over 2900 feet on top of Laurel Ridge resulting in a temperature difference of up to 12 degrees. The park's roof is popular with cross country skiing in the winter months as it averages three times the snow of the valley and lower elevations to the northwest.

A myriad of hiking trails crisscross the park under a heavy forest. Mountain biking and equestrian trails can be found near Sugarloaf Knob near the top of Laurel Ridge. The Youghiogheny River Trail, a corridor of the Great Allegheny Passage Trail, is a relatively flat hiking/biking trail that lines the Youghiogheny River's western shore.
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Great Allegheny Passage Trail is a 150 mile crushed limestone trail for biking, and hiking that links Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD and the 184.5 mile C&O Canal Trail that connects to Washington, DC. That makes 334.5 miles of safe travel without threat from motorized vehicles.
Despite rising to an elevation of 2392 feet at the eastern continental divide in Larimer Township, PA (Somerset County, PA), the trail built on former railroad beds has an average grade of only 2%.

The 150 mile Great Allegheny Passage Trail is a single trail made up of multiple corridors:
?} Christian W. Klay Winery, established in 1997, has the distinction of being the highest vineyard east of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of approximately 2,350 feet. Visitors to the winery can enjoy a panoramic view that includes West Virginia, and Maryland.
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Meadow Run Cascades located in Ohiopyle State Park, PA at a point where Meadow Run passes over a wide span of rock ledges that are often mostly dry with the exception of several chutes of water near the stream's eastern shore. However, plentiful rain can make the entire expanse of the cliff faces wet with gushing water.

The easiest access to the Meadow Run Cascades requires up to a mile of hiking each way along scenic Meadow Run Trail and from the trail's parking lot access off of Dinner Bell Road (SR 2011) near the park office for Ohiopyle State Park, PA.
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PA State Game Land 51 is located in central Fayette County, PA along a portion of Chestnut Ridge. Elevation ranges from around 900 feet along the Youghiogheny River to in excess of 2300 feet in Wharton Township, PA.

The sprawling game reserve has land in the following communities: Connellsville Township, PA, Dunbar Township, PA, Springfield Township, PA, Stewart Township, PA, and Wharton Township, PA. It also borders portions of Ohiopyle State Park, PA to its east.

Water flowing through PA State Game Land 51 include: Bruner Run, Dunbar Creek (and its many smaller tributaries), Laurel Run, Morgan Run, and Youghiogheny River.
?} Jumonville, PA is a village in North Union Township, PA that is located on Chestnut Ridge in Fayette County, PA.
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Sheepskin Trail connecting Dunbar, PA with the Youghiogheny River Trail opened May 29, 2008. While only two miles of the crushed limestone trail have been completed to date, the plan is for the trail to run 32 miles to West Virginia through the communities of Uniontown, PA, Smithfield, PA, and Point Marion, PA.
?} Dr. Walter Vinoski (Walt Vinoski) is the winemaker for Greendance The Winery at Sand Hill.
?} The Fay-West Area refers to Fayette County, PA, and Westmoreland County, PA as well as parts of Somerset County, PA.
?} External Web Link: Official Somerset County, PA Web Site
?} Greendance The Winery at Sand Hill, established in 2007, produces and sells the following wines (as of June 28, 2008):

Greendance The Winery at Sand Hill Wine List
Dry Reds
BlaufrankischMerlotNoiret
Dry Whites
ChardonnayPinot GrisVidal Blanc
Fruit Wines
Black CurrantBlack RaspberryRed Raspberry
Ports
Black Currant Port
Semi-Dry Whites
ChardonelRieslingTraminette
Sweet Reds
Marechal Foch
Sweet White & Rosé
NiagaraRosé
Demographics
?} The population of Seven Springs, PA was 0 when it was first incorporated, but has risen to 127 persons as of the 2000 census.
Establishments
?} Stone House Restaurant & Country Inn is located in Wharton Township, PA near the village of Farmington, PA.
?} Christian W. Klay Winery is located in Wharton Township, PA, near the village of Chalk Hill, PA.
?} External Web Link: Official Christian W. Klay Winery Web Site
?} Several wineries that offer wine tasting are located in the area include:
?} External Web Link: Official Greendance The Winery at Sand Hill Web Site
Geography
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The Youghiogheny River, or "Yough" as many locals call it, begins in the mountains of West Virginia and Maryland before flowing into the Youghiogheny River Lake (reservoir). The Youghiogheny River emerges after a dam at Confluence, PA, where it is joined by water from the Casselman River and Laurel Hill Creek before flowing with class II and III whitewater rapids prior to Ohiopyle, PA, where the Youghiogheny River makes a dramatic 20 - 25 foot plunge at Ohiopyle State Park, PA's Ohiopyle Falls. Class III, IV and V rapids begin at Ohiopyle, PA and continue for nearly eight miles before the river begins to calm as it nears South Connellsville, PA. The Youghiogheny River's personality becomes gentler beginning at Connellsville, PA, after which it meanders until its confluence with the Monongahela River at McKeesport, PA.
?} Connellsville, PA straddles the Youghiogheny River and is at the western base of Chestnut Ridge, which is known locally as the start of the "mountains."
?} Communities bordering Wharton Township, PA include Georges Township, PA, Henry Clay Township, PA, North Union Township, PA, South Union Township, PA, Springhill Township, PA, and Stewart Township, PA.
?} Communities bordering Connellsville Township, PA include Bullskin Township, PA, Connellsville, PA, Dunbar Township, PA, Springfield Township, PA, South Connellsville, PA, and Upper Tyrone Township, PA.
?} Communities bordering Dunbar Township, PA include Bullskin Township, PA, Connellsville, PA, Dawson, PA, Dunbar, PA, North Union Township, PA, South Connellsville, PA, Springfield Township, PA, Stewart Township, PA, Upper Tyrone Township, PA, and Vanderbilt, PA.
?} Dunbar Township, PA surrounds the borough of Dunbar, PA.
?} Communities bordering Dawson, PA include Dunbar Township, PA, and Lower Tyrone Township, PA.
?} Communities bordering Stewart Township, PA include Dunbar Township, PA, Henry Clay Township, PA, Ohiopyle, PA, Springfield Township, PA, and Wharton Township, PA.
?} Stewart Township, PA surrounds the borough of Ohiopyle, PA.
?} Communities bordering North Union Township, PA include Dunbar Township, PA, Franklin Township, PA, Menallen Township, PA, South Union Township, PA, Uniontown, PA, and Wharton Township, PA.
?} Communities bordering Henry Clay Township, PA include Markleysburg, PA, Stewart Township, PA, and Wharton Township, PA.
?} Henry Clay Township, PA surrounds the borough of Markleysburg, PA.
?} Communities bordering Franklin Township, PA include Dunbar Township, PA, Jefferson Township, PA, Lower Tyrone Township, PA, Menallen Township, PA, North Union Township, PA, Perry Township, PA, and Redstone Township, PA.
?} Communities bordering Jefferson Township, PA include Brownsville Township, PA, Franklin Township, PA, Newell, PA, Perry Township, PA, Redstone Township, PA, and Washington Township, PA.
?} Communities bordering Brownsville Township, PA include Brownsville, PA, Jefferson Township, PA, Luzerne Township, PA, and Redstone Township, PA.
?} Communities bordering Perry Township, PA include Franklin Township, PA, Jefferson Township, PA, Lower Tyrone Township, PA, Perryopolis, PA, and Washington Township, PA.
?} The borough of Newell, PA is bordered by Jefferson Township, PA as well as Washington County, PA, and Westmoreland County, PA.
?} Communities bordering Redstone Township, PA include Brownsville Township, PA, Franklin Township, PA, German Township, PA, Jefferson Township, PA, Luzerne Township, PA, and Menallen Township, PA.
?} Communities bordering German Township, PA include Georges Township, PA, Luzerne Township, PA, Masontown, PA, Menallen Township, PA, Nicholson Township, PA, Redstone Township, PA, South Union Township, PA as well as Greene County, PA.
?} Communities bordering Uniontown, PA include North Union Township, PA, and South Union Township, PA. Unincorporated communities bordering Uniontown include East Uniontown, PA, Hopwood, PA, Leith-Hatfield, PA, and Oliver, PA.
?} Communities bordering South Union Township, PA include Georges Township, PA, German Township, PA, Menallen Township, PA, North Union Township, PA, Uniontown, PA, and Wharton Township, PA.
?} Communities bordering Georges Township, PA include Fairchance, PA, German Township, PA, Nicholson Township, PA, Smithfield, PA, South Union Township, PA, Springhill Township, PA, and Wharton Township, PA.
?} Georges Township, PA surrounds the borough of Smithfield, PA.
?} Georges Township, PA surrounds the borough of Fairchance, PA.
?} Communities bordering Springhill Township, PA include Georges Township, PA, Nicholson Township, PA, Point Marion, PA, and Wharton Township, PA.
?} Bordering Point Marion, PA is Springhill Township, PA as well as Greene County, PA.
?} Communities bordering Nicholson Township, PA include Georges Township, PA, German Township, PA, Masontown, PA, and Springhill Township, PA as well as Greene County, PA.
?} Communities bordering Luzerne Township, PA include Brownsville Township, PA, German Township, PA, and Redstone Township, PA as well as Greene County, PA, and Washington County, PA.
?} Communities bordering Upper Tyrone Township, PA include Bullskin Township, PA, Connellsville Township, PA, Dunbar Township, PA, Everson, PA, and Lower Tyrone Township, PA as well as Westmoreland County, PA.
?} Bordering Everson, PA is Upper Tyrone Township, PA as well as Westmoreland County, PA.
?} Communities bordering Bullskin Township, PA include Connellsville Township, PA, Saltlick Township, PA, Springfield Township, PA, and Upper Tyrone Township, PA as well as Westmoreland County, PA.
?} Bordering Seven Springs, PA is Saltlick Township, PA as well as Somerset County, PA.
?} Communities bordering Springfield Township, PA include Bullskin Township, PA, Connellsville Township, PA, Dunbar Township, PA, and Saltlick Township, PA, Stewart Township, PA as well as Somerset County, PA.
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Ohiopyle, PA is named for the Youghiogheny River's twenty to twenty-five foot tall waterfall, the Ohiopyle Falls, which is also the namesake for Ohiopyle State Park, PA that engulfs the Ohiopyle, PA borough. Ohiopyle is a Delaware Indian word that translates to "white frothy water."
?} Seven Springs, PA is the highest elevated town (Borough or City) in Pennsylvania, at an elevation of 2530 feet.
?} Unincorporated communities located within South Union Township, PA include Hopwood, PA, and Leith-Hatfield, PA.
?} Grindstone, PA is an unincorporated village located in Jefferson Township, PA.
?} East Uniontown, PA is an unincorporated community located in North Union Township, PA.
?} Villages, or unincorporated communities, within North Union Township, PA include Coolspring, PA, East Uniontown, PA, Jumonville, PA, Lemont Furnace, PA, Mount Braddock, PA, Oliver, PA, Phillips, PA, and West Leisenring, PA.
?} Mill Run Reservoir and the lower Indian Creek Valley are owned by the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County, with the goal of protecting Indian Creek's water quality.
?} Indian Creek is a tributary of the Youghiogheny River that originates in Forbes State Forest at Donegal Township, PA and flows over 28 miles before emptying into the Youghiogheny River in Springfield Township, PA. The stream drains approximately 125 square miles between the eastern slope of Chestnut Ridge and the western slope of Laurel Ridge. Five miles prior to the stream's confluence with the Youghiogheny River is a dam on Indian Creek, which forms Mill Run Reservoir.
?} Mill Run Reservoir is a shallow body of water on the lower portion of Indian Creek that is approximately 0.10 square miles or about 64 acres. The reservoir has been steadily filling with sediment, washed down by Indian Creek, and is now dotted with muddy islands. A bridge for Route 381 crosses a portion of the reservoir between the villages of Normalville, PA and Mill Run, PA in Springfield Township, PA.
?} Ohiopyle, PA's main street is Route 381.
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Dunbar Creek is a popular stream for trout fishing in Fayette County, PA. Dunbar Creek's headwaters are located between Fulton Knob and Dunbar Knob in North Union Township, PA (near Jumonville, PA) just east of Chestnut Ridge. The creek flows north by northeast along the eastern slopes of Chestnut Ridge through forested highlands as it enters Dunbar Township, PA, and then steers in a northwest direction as it cuts through Chestnut Ridge. Here the creek parallels Dunbar Ohiopyle Road until it enters Dunbar, PA, afterwards it turns north east again prior to its confluence with the Youghiogheny River.

Prior to Dunbar, PA, much of Dunbar Creek is on PA State Game Land.

Dunbar Creek is popular for fishing, and fly fishing along its upper portion. Access is provided by PA State Game Land 51 parkings lots and improved roads.
?} Zebley Flats is an unusually flat highland area of forested terrain along the crest of Chestnut Ridge located in Dunbar Township, PA (central Fayette County, PA). Zebley Flats is on PA State Game Land 51 and is popular with local hunters for its abundant wildlife.

Zebley Flats can be accessed south of Dunbar Ohiopyle Road via some rough jeep trails.
?} West of Zebley Flats are Glade Run and Dunbar Creek, and to the north is Limestone Run.
?} Rivers in the area are Casselman River, Cheat River, Conemaugh River, Monongahela River, and Youghiogheny River.
?} Connellsville, PA is located approximately 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, PA. Quickest route (approximately 1 hour) to Pittsburgh, PA from the Connellsville, PA is Route 119 north, I-76 west, and I-376 west to downtown Pittsburgh, PA.
?} Ohiopyle State Park, PA owns the lands surrounding the small borough of Ohiopyle, PA.
?} Ohiopyle State Park, PA comprises a good portion of Stewart Township, PA's land.
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Casparis is a remote rugged area on Chestnut Ridge made up of tree farms and PA State Game Land 51 located primarily in Connellsville Township, PA. It is named for the Casparis Mine and the former Casparis Community that sprung up to service the mine. Lookout Point Overlook, a half mile above the mines, has one of the best views in all of Fayette County, PA.
?} Communities bordering Menallen Township, PA include Franklin Township, PA, German Township, PA, North Union Township, PA, Redstone Township, PA, and South Union Township, PA.
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Cucumber Falls is a picturesque waterfall, surrounded by mountain laurel and rhododendrons, of Cucumber Run making a 39 foot plunge over an overhanging cliff into a moss and rhododendron filled ravine less than a hundred yards from the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle State Park, PA. A small parking area off of Kentuck Road (SR 2019) is within a short walk of an overlook for Cucumber Falls. A trail there offers a hike down to the base of the ravine where some treacherous pathways even lead to a ledge behind the waterfall though the main path veers away to join Meadow Run Trail at the Youghiogheny River.
?} Mount Pleasant, PA is bordered by East Huntingdon Township, PA, and Mount Pleasant Township, PA.
?} Greendance The Winery at Sand Hill Winery's average elevation is about 1250 feet and located in the rolling hills north of Mount Pleasant, PA. The winery's vineyards sprawl across East Huntingdon Township, PA, and Mount Pleasant Township, PA.
History
?} Seven Springs, PA borough was incorporated, from Saltlick Township, PA land, to allow Seven Springs Mountain Resort greater flexibility for serving alcohol.
?} The name of the Youghiogheny River is attributed to the Kanhawha Indians who had several villages around the river's highland waters. Youghiogheny translates to "four rapid streams," in reference to the junction of rivers in Confluence, PA.
?} External Web Link: Delaware Indian - History and Discussion Web Site
?} The first known religious service to have been conducted in Fayette County, PA was by George Washington at Fort Necessity in 1754. He led his army of Virginia Militia in daily prayers in a Church of England ritual.
?} A lot in the Chestnut Hill Cemetery was purchased, and bodies were moved in 1900 to make way for the Carnegie Free Library. The school board obtained a $50,000 donation from Andrew Carnegie to fund the library's construction. J.A. Nixon of Titusville, PA was awarded the contract for construction as his bid of $39,850.00 (for the building alone) was the lowest of five bids. A ceremony was held July 31, 1901 for laying the corner stone. The buff sand stone and tiled roof two story Carnegie Free Library opened to the public on May 1, 1903.
?} The Fayette Gazette and Union Advertiser appeared in Uniontown, PA on December 5, 1797, and was the second newspaper to be published in western Pennsylvania. The first was the "Pittsburg Gazette" appeared in Pittsburgh, PA on July 26, 1786.
?} The first newspaper published in Connellsville, PA was "The Connellsville Herald" in 1815. That venture soon folded and a second attempt was made in 1855 with "The Connellsville Enterprise," which changed its name to "The Fayette Patriot" in 1859 before succumbing to failure. "The Fayette Monitor and Youghioghenian" became the first permanent paper in Connellsville, PA that started April 12, 1870, its operations were later absorbed by "The Connellsville News" in 1898. On July 17, 1879 "The Keystone Courier" appeared that later dropped the "Keystone" to become "The Courier."
?} Carnegie Free Library was erected on land that was formerly the Connell Grave Yard, which was an original cemetery serving Connellsville, PA.
?} Connellsville, PA's Crawford Avenue was originally called Spring Street.
?} Original roads for the 1806 Connellsville, PA borough were
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Fort Necessity National Battlefield, site of the 1754 Fort Necessity battle at the start of the French and Indian War, is located near Farmington, PA in Wharton Township, PA.

British and colonial forces under the command of George Washington came under attack by a larger force of French and Indians.
?} External Web Link: Official Fort Necessity National Battlefield Web Site
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Philip G. Cochran Memorial United Methodist Church, in Dawson, PA, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The cathedral style church featuring Late Gothic Revival architecture was built with coal and coke fortunes in 1900 by Sarah Cochran, in honor of her late husband Philip G. Cochran.
?} Kenneth Casparis founded the Casparis Quarry in 1916 at an outcropping of blue limestone below the crest of Chestnut Ridge in an area of Connellsville Township, PA that is now known as Casparis.

At the site of the Casparis Quarry, tunnels were dug into the ridge to obtain more of the stone thus creating the Casparis Mine.
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Casparis Mine is made up of four large (thirty to forty foot tall) tunnels dug a quarter of a mile into a portion of Chestnut Ridge for the purpose of obtaining blue limestone. The mine was dug at the Casparis Quarry.

PA State Game Land officials had the entrances all but sealed in August of 2005, citing safety concerns and the need for a bat habitat as the reason. Two of the tunnels were left open but sealed with metal gates to allow bats and authorized personnel entrance into the mine, but the gates were vandalized and destroyed within a year of their construction. As of this writing, the PA State Game Land were raising money to have additional gates constructed.

Prior to being sealed the "Casparis Caves," as locals call them, were popular as a destination on the remote jeep trails crisscrossing the Casparis mountain area.

Illegal camping was common along the entrances of the Casparis Mine.
Campfires inside of the tunnels were blamed for a major roof collapse back in the 1980s, as the extreme heat changes caused fracturing in the rocks. The collapse left a large almost perfectly sphered dome in the ceiling of the largest tunnel.
?} Blue limestone mined from the Casparis Mine) was sent down to the railroad along the Youghiogheny River in large buckets down the Incline. Evidence of the incline still exists along Casparis Road about a half mile away from the Casparis Mine.
?} External Web Link: Official Dunbar Historical Society Web Site
?} Dunbar, PA has an active historical society, the "Dunbar Historical Society," that serves the community and surrounding Dunbar Township, PA.
Living
?} Utility companies serving Connellsville, PA include:
?} External Web Link: Official Carnegie Free Library (Connellsville, PA) Web Site
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Contact Information
Connellsville, PA City Government
110 North Arch Street
Connellsville, PA 15425
Phone: 724-628-2020
Fax: 724-628-2020
?} Utility companies serving South Connellsville, PA include:
?} Public education for Dunbar, PA is provided by the Connellsville Area School District.
?} Public education for Dunbar Township, PA is provided by the Connellsville Area School District.
?} Public education for South Connellsville, PA is provided by the Connellsville Area School District.
Recreation
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While the B & O Railroad lines the eastern bank, access to the western bank of the Youghiogheny River is available from the Youghiogheny River Trail (a corridor of the Great Allegheny Passage Trail). A common sight along the 70+ mile trail are anglers bike riding to their favorite fishing spots.
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The three miles of Meadow Run Trail in Ohiopyle State Park, PA passes along some of the park's best scenery. A constant along the trail are eastern hemlock, rhododendron, and mountain laurel. Meadow Run Trail has several access points including a parking area near Dinnerbell Road (SR 2011). From this access point the trail splits off into multiple segments with the right cutting by an impressive outcropping of blue limestone made up of cliffs and overhangs several stories high before the trail joins up at Meadow Run near the scenic Meadow Run Cascades. From this point forward the trail meanders along scenic Meadow Run passing Flat Rock before veering above the run until it joins again near the Meadow Run Natural Waterslide, which has a parking lot off of Route 381. The trail continues under a bridge before emerging at the Youghiogheny River in a location that sports enormous rocks and rock ledges. Following the shoreline the trail cuts through some rough terrain that rises above the Youghiogheny River before heading down in elevation at the end of Meadow Run Trail where Cucumber Run joins the Youghiogheny River less than one hundred yards from Cucumber Falls.
?} External Web Link: Official Somerset Historical Center Web Site
Transportation
?} Connellsville, PA's major state roads are Route 119 (four lanes), Route 711 (Crawford Avenue), and Route 201. The city's main street is Pittsburgh Street. Other major roads include Arch Street, and Breakneck Road.

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