Before it was Coraopolis, in the 1870s it was the town located at Middletown Station on the P&LERR. Regional residents often referred to Middletown as Montours Bottom. The Post Office name, Vancefort, was named for a local fortification by Captain Robert Vance.Read More
Maiden City Blog
Maiden City Blog is a must-follow for those interested in the history of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania! As a supplement to Coraopolis History Archive, Maiden City Blog provides insights and background to the history of our beloved Cory, PA. Follow us on twitter at @maidencityblog to receive real-time updates!
History Research Archive for the Borough of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, near Moon Township, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, including Coraopolis Cemeteries, Coraopolis Maps, Coraopolis Industries, and Coraopolis Photographs.
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“Coraopolis is a beautiful, soft-flowing, rhythmical name, derived from the most poetical languages.” The name was created by combining the Greek “Kore” (Korē, Κόρη) for maiden and “Polis” for city. Hence: Coraopolis, The Maiden CityRead More
History speaks to those who listen. Maybe others will be interested in the Tale of the Maiden City as well, and our story will become richer, having sailed down this branch for a while together. I hope so.Read More