175 Years of History & Progress
March 16, 1842 to March 16, 2017
South Fayette Township was officially established on March 16, 1842. South Fayette Township's 175th Birthday Bash was held on March 16, 2017. Throughout the year, the community marked its 175th anniversary with a variety of special events.
175th Anniversary Historical Series
South Fayette Township celebrated the 175th anniversary by learning about local history.
The June 2017 installment featured the history of Boys Home, the former shelter and school for youth that operated from 1904 to 1972 near Oakdale in South Fayette Township. Charles Mills, a former employee, was the featured speaker.
The July 2017 program featured South Fayette Township's four volunteer fire departments. Thanks to featured speakers Bob Rank of Oak Ridge VFD, Keith Delaney of Sturgeon VFD, Steve Lower of South Fayette VFD and Phil Makowski of Fairview VFD.
The August 2017 finale featured the history of the South Fayette Little Green Machine Marching Band and Majorettes, with featured speakers Ryan Wolf of the South Fayette Band Alumni Association and Marsha McFalls of the South Fayette Majorette Alumni Association.
175th Anniversary Celebration and Variety Show
Links to media coverage about our 175th anniversary:
- "South Fayette celebrates 175 years," Tribune-Review, March 17, 2017
- "South Fayette to celebrate 175th anniversary," The Almanac, March 6, 2017
- "South Fayette ready to celebrate 175 years," Tribune-Review, March 3, 2017
- "Historical Flashback: 175 years of South Fayette," South Hills Living, February 28, 2017