Crescent Township A nice place to call home
225 Spring Run Road
Crescent, PA 15046
Phone: 724-457-8100 option #1
The Township of Crescent was created in 1855. It was given the name Crescent because it was formed from a portion of Moon Township. With a population of around 2,726, Residents. 1,160 houses and having a total area of 2.1 square miles, Crescent Township maintains a small town feel. Labeled the “Gateway to Allegheny County” on its entrance from the Borough of South Heights, Crescent Township serves as a small community to its residents who desire to have that hometown feel while still being close to the City. Over the past year the Township has started to see many changes and with the continued hard work of its employees and residents, we hope to see the Township of Crescent flourish into an even better place to call home.
This weekend is the time when recognition is given to our Veterans as we commemorate our solemn pride in the heroism of those that have served and given their lives for the price of our freedom. Please join us at the Crescent Township Memorial Site located on McGovern Blvd on Sunday, May 26, 2013 around 1:00 p.m. as we pay tribute to all those that have fought and fallen for this great country
CLEAN UP CRESCENT!
The Annual Clean Up Crescent Event, in memory of David A. Davie, is scheduled for Friday, June 7, 2013. The event will be from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Volunteers will meet beforehand at the Crescent Township Municipal Building. Bring your shovels, bring your gloves, but most importantly bring yourself to lend a hand in cleaning up your community! Refreshments will be offered afterwards at the Crescent Township Municipal Building. If you wish to make any donations to this event please contact Amanda Naper at 724-709-4147, or the Crescent Township Office at 724-457-8100.
AMBRIDGE / ALIQUIPPA BRIDGE CLOSING
Please be advised, effective MARCH 4, 2013, the Ambridge / Aliquippa Bridge will close and all traffic will be detoured via SR 65 to the Sewickley Bridge to SR 51. This detour will remain in effect until NOVEMBER 14, 2013.
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The founding of what was to become Crescent Township on the Ohio River dates back to 1784-1785, when warrants were recorded for "Fortune", "Limerick" and "Strabane" riverfront properties. The area was settled by Revolutionary War soldiers who bought their land from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
A son of German emigrants, Peter Shouse came here with his family in 1822 after he had built boats in Monongahela and Pittsburgh, and after he had served in Ohio during the War of 1812. Intending to operate his own boatyard, he purchased "Limerick Landing", which was the location of a pool in the Ohio River approximately 20 feet deep. This spot provided an exceptional location for launching new boats. The boatyard brought many workers who cut timber from the thick virgin forests covering nearby hillsides.
Limerick Landing and the boatyard incorporated into Shousetown when “the” new community was established by Peter Shouse, and the entire area was part of Moon Township. Moon Township was one of the first seven townships designated when Allegheny County was formed in 1788. Muddy roads made getting to the polls in Moon Township difficult, so a petition was prepared, asking that the Quarter Session Court in Allegheny County establish a separate Township. This was granted in 1855, and the new municipality was named "Crescent" because it was a small part of Moon.