Welcome to our website! Whether Westmoreland County is your home, your ancestors' home, or a place you would like to visit, let the Star guide you.
Star of the West was a title given to Westmoreland County by 18th century German pioneers who regarded it as a "stella" or star as they traveled from eastern Pennsylvania through this region and toward western territories. The 5-pointed star also represents the five counties that were carved from Westmoreland's original boundaries - Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland. This Star reflects our mission to provide a guide through history to a greater understanding of the present and a clearer path to the future.
Pollinators in the Park: Finding Beauty in a Healthy Habitat
FREE Family Friday at Historic Hanna's Town
July 29 1 to 3 PM
THIS MONTH IN HISTORY - JULY
07/03/1754 George Washington capitulated at Fort Necessity.
7/5/1912 Collision on the Ligonier Valley Railroad near Ligonier, PA.
07/13/1782 Hanna's Town attacked and burned by Seneca Indians and their British allies.
7/15/1917 10th Infantry Regiment called up for World War I.
7/15/1994 President Clinton speaks on Main Street in Greensburg.
07/26/1794 Pittsburgh-Philadelphia mail post rider was robbed near Greensburg
by Whiskey Insurgents.
07/29/1786 First newspaper west of the Alleghenies, the Pittsburgh Gazette, was printed.
See Today in History for more dates of particular interest to Westmoreland County.