Back in the country…Bell Acres

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 11:09 PM


The Bell Acres story began more than 200 years ago when hardy pioneers ventured into the wilderness North of the Ohio River. Commonly referred to as the “hills back of Sewickley” or simply “back in the country”, the heavily wooded hillsides and deep ravines were sparsely populated by farm families. In 1854, a group of Ohio Township residents created Sewickley Township, which included what is today Bell Acres, Leet, Leetsdale, Edgeworth and portions of both Sewickley Heights and Sewickley Hills. In 1960, what remained of Sewickley Township after the other communities seceded became Bell Acres Borough and has remained a quiet, semi-rural residential community of nearly 1400 persons.

You are invited to share special memories, stories and photos of life in Bell Acres/Sewickley Township. Help us tell the Bell Acres story!

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Website: http://bellacresborough.org/community/history/