Using our History as a Foundation for our Future
South Connellsville is located in northeastern Fayette County at 39°59′53″N 79°35′10″W (39.998007, -79.586127). It is bordered to the north by the city of Connellsville and to the west by the Youghiogheny River.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.73 square miles (4.48 km2), of which 1.66 square miles (4.30 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.17 km2), or 3.87%, is water.
South Connellsville is served by the Connellsville Area School District. Children in grades K-5 attend West Crawford Elementary, students in grades 6-8 attend Connellsville Middle School, and students in grades 9-12 attend Connellsville Area Senior High School.
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Before the Borough of South Connellsville was on any map, legend has it that a Pennsylvania trapper named Longabaugh built himself a solitary cabin in the area of Soisson Park in 1732. He lived there for sixty years, according to a neighboring settler, John Trump, and was said to have foraged his living out of the wilderness by trapping and trading for the necessities of life. He was supposedly successful in all his encounters with the Indians of the area, but in the summer of 1800 he mysteriously disappeared and was never seen again…