Leet residents invited to celebrate township’s 150th anniversary

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | 6:09 AM


Leet Township will celebrate 150 years in 2019 with events throughout the year.

From movies in the park to community day to the gazebo holiday lighting, Manager Betsy Rengers said residents can celebrate their township’s history with events each month.

Staff and volunteers are in the process of confirming details.

Leet, which has a population is 1634, was once part of the Six Nations Indian Lands. It was purchased to become part of the Depreciation Lands after the Revolutionary War.

Rengers said the township was formed in June 1869, “with 88 votes for division from Sewickley Township.”

Leet Township was originally hemmed in by Sewickley Township (now Bell Acres), Ohio Township, Aleppo and the Ohio River.

“Over the years, the names and border lines have changed significantly as property owners wanted to govern their own neighborhoods, such as Edgeworth and Leetsdale,” Rengers said.

To keep up to date on anniversary activities, visit leettownship.org.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.