Crafton Borough, established in 1900, is a fast-growing municipality in Allegheny County, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with about 5,820 residents and quality neighborhoods, schools, public services, and community amenities.
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Check out the website of the Crafton Public Library.
Crafton has a variety of Athletic Groups within its community. To learn more click HERE.
Crafton Community Center was opened in the Spring of 1995, and is located at 140 Bradford Avenue , adjacent to the Crafton Municipal Building It houses the Library, Crafton Historical Society, Community meeting and banquet room, as well as the Edward A. Witt Council Chambers. The Community meeting room is available for use by the various youth groups, Senior Citizen programs and public rental. For use and rental information, contact the Borough’s Administrative office.
Crafton is named after James S. Craft, a frontier attorney who was granted land near the "forks of the Ohio" in present-day Oakland. The sale of this land part financed purchases of land in the Chartiers valley. Charles Craft, son of James, divided the land into lots on the death of his father and submitted it to the Allegheny County Courthouse as Crafton. Following a period of building, the borough was incorporated in 1882, with Charles as the first burgess.
Crafton was linked to downtown Pittsburgh by trolley in 1896. The service ended when the Fort Pitt Bridge was built without trolley tracks.
Crafton was rated as being the best place to raise children in Pennsylvania, according to Bloomberg Businessweek's "Best Places to Raise Your Kids 2011."