Coulter, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Amtrak Capitol Limited passing through Coulter in 2019
Coulter
Coulter
Coordinates: 40°17′47″N 79°48′05″W / 40.29639°N 79.80139°W / 40.29639; -79.80139Coordinates: 40°17′47″N 79°48′05″W / 40.29639°N 79.80139°W / 40.29639; -79.80139
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyAllegheny
Elevation
778 ft (237 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
15028
Area code(s)412
GNIS feature ID1172496[1]

Coulter (also known as Coulters, formerly also Coulterville or Coultersville) is an unincorporated community in South Versailles Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1] The community is located along the Youghiogheny River 14.3 miles (23.0 km) southeast of Pittsburgh.

The community occupies land warranted in 1787 to Eli Coulter.[2] This land was conveyed by patent in 1855 to Margaret Coulter,[2] who laid out a village in 1858.[3] Coultersville was a coal mining village until early in the 20th century when the local mines were depleted and closed.[4]

Coulter has a post office with ZIP code 15028.[5] Established in 1864 as Duncan, the post office was renamed Coultersville in 1894 and Coulters in 1900.[6]

The CSX Keystone Subdivision runs through Coulter along a former B&O line that was originally laid by the Pittsburgh and Connellsville Railroad.

People born in Coulter include Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney and baseball player Joe "Moon" Harris.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Coulter". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "North & South Versailles Townships" (Map). Warrantee Atlas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Dept. of Internal Affairs. 1914. p. 14.
  3. ^ Thurston, George (1859). Directory of the Monongahela and Youghiogheny Valleys: Containing Brief Historical Sketches of the Various Towns Located on Them (PDF). Pittsburgh. p. 231.
  4. ^ a b Lowe, Al (21 January 1998). "How small is small? Pop. 515". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. PG South, p. S-6 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ United States Postal Service. "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  6. ^ "Postmaster Finder: Postmasters by City: Coulters Post Office - Allegheny County, Pennsylvania". United States Postal Service. Retrieved April 21, 2021.