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Your Guide to the
Alle-Kiski Valley
and the Greater
Pittsburgh Area

December 02, 2021


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The Heart of the AK Valley

About a mile downstream from the confluence of the Allegheny and Kiskiminetas Rivers, Buffalo Creek flows into the former of these streams and defines a point separating three counties: Allegheny, Armstrong and Butler. From this spot, one may look across the river towards Garver's Ferry in Westmoreland County on the eastern bank of the Allegheny.

At the juncture of the Buffalo and Allegheny stands the town of Freeport, established in 1800 by David Todd. It is the oldest town in the AK Valley that was settled by Europeans without the benefit of an Indian village previously occupying the site.

View of four counties from Harrison Hills Park
Mouth of the Buffalo, view from the Allegheny.

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