Elizabeth was founded in the late 1700’s as a trading post and a boat-building community.
Famed explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began their 1804 expedition from the Monongahela River in Elizabeth. John Walker, an Elizabeth shipbuilder, constructed a 55-foot keelboat for Lewis.
Elizabeth was well-known for glass making and safe making, and once was the home to two coal inclines.
The Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Company has run the annual Riverfest Festival since 2009.
The town has a small, but healthy business district, spanning 4 blocks including a number of restaurants, floral shops, and the historic Grand Theater.
Total Population: 1,358
Minority Population: 46
Total Housing Units 725
Percent Vacant Housing Units: 9.8%
Median Household Income: $37,750
Per Capita Income: $20,831
Individuals Below Poverty Level: 15.8%
City Offices & Council
The Borough offices are located at 206 Third Avenue | Elizabeth, PA 15037 and can be contacted by Phone at (412) 466-4746
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:30 am – 3:30 am | Tuesday & Thursday: Noon – 8:00 pm
Staff Person Position
Pam Sharp Borough Secretary
John Snelson Police Chief
Chad Rager Fire Chief
Steve Pichura Building Inspector
Advanced Disposal Services Solid Waste of Pennsylvania Garbage Collection
Glenn Engineering Engineer
Patricia McGrail Solicitor
Council meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Elizabeth Learning Center, 7:30 pm.
Elected Official Position
V. Ann Malady Mayor
Monica Glowinski President
Robin Miller Vice President
Robin Payne Council Member (Main)
Chad Rager Council Member
Devie Rollison Council Member
Paul Shaner Council Member
Paula Stevens Council Member
For more information, please visit the City’s Homepage.