Derry borough, nestled among the foothills of the Laurel Mountains and alongside Chestnut Ridge, rests the community of Derry, Pennsylvania. Endowed with substantial deposits of natural resources native to Southwestern PA and a rich history that stretches into the corners of four centuries, this small town is looking towards the future for opportunities, growth, and an enduring place in history.
Derry Township is a township in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. It surrounds the Borough of Derry, which is a separate municipality. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 14,580. It was named after the city of Derry by Scotch-Irish settlers.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 97.4 square miles, of which, 95.8 square miles of it is land and 1.5 square miles of it (1.56%) is water. The township contains the following communities: Andrico, Andrico No. 2, Atlantic, Bairdstown, Bradenville, Brenizer, Hillside, Loyalhanna, Cokeville Heights, Cooperstown, Kingston, Mannitto Haven, McChesneytown, Millwood, New Derry, Osburn, Pandora, Peanut, Seger, Snydertown, Superior, Torrance and West Derry.
New Alexandria Borough is nestled between Loyalhanna Lake and Keystone State Park is the tranquil Borough of New Alexandria. Settled in 1760 along the banks of the Historic Loyalhanna Creek, this community began as a rest stop for travelers, soldiers, and militiamen during the American Revolution. The Borough of New Alexandria's scenic routes are ideal for outdoor fun. Enjoy biking, fishing, kayaking, boating, horseback riding, or a day at the lake. History buffs, nature lovers, and those who just enjoy the peace and quiet of walking tree-lined streets will enjoy spending time in "New Alex."
The City of Latrobe has a small-town atmosphere and is home to a vibrant and walkable downtown business district with shops, restaurants, offices, and a wide range of housing options for people of all ages.
The City boasts an abundance of parks, trails, recreational facilities, cultural amenities, and historical buildings, and has a sound municipal government that strives to maintain its fiscal responsibility and accountability while working closely with community stakeholders to manage growth and revitalization.
Unity Township is one of the larger municipalities, located in central Westmoreland County with a population of around 21-22,000 individuals. The Loyalhanna creek forms a gentle north-east border close to the City of Latrobe, and various roads, streams, and other land markers enclose Unity Township. Students in Unity Township are served by the Greater Latrobe School District. The dominating industry for many years in Unity Township was coal mining, and evidence of that industry lives on in the names of various communities throughout, including Marguerite, Whitney, Hostetter, Beatty, and others.