During 1753–54, the British hastily built Fort Prince George before a larger French force drove them off.The French built Fort Duquesne based on La Salle's 1669 claims.As of 2017, a population of 305,704 lives within the city limits, making it the 63rd-largest city in the U. The metropolitan population of 2,353,045 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania (behind Philadelphia), and the 26th-largest in the U. Located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers, Pittsburgh is known both as "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges.The city features 30 skyscrapers, two inclined railways, a pre-revolutionary fortification and the Point State Park at the confluence of the rivers.Forbes began construction on Fort Pitt, named after William Pitt the Elder while the settlement was named "Pittsborough".During Pontiac's Rebellion, native tribes conducted a siege of Fort Pitt for two months until Colonel Henry Bouquet relieved it after the Battle of Bushy Run.Unrest during the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 resulted in federal troops being sent to the area.By 1797, glass manufacture began, while the population grew to around 1,400.
Following the American Revolution, the village of Pittsburgh continued to grow.
Pittsburgh became a possession of Pennsylvania in 1785.
The following year, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was started, and in 1787, the Pittsburgh Academy was chartered.
Both the Colony of Virginia and the Province of Pennsylvania claimed the region under their colonial charters until 1780, when they agreed under a federal initiative to extend the Mason–Dixon line westward, placing Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.
On March 8, 1771 Bedford County, Pennsylvania was created to govern the frontier.
And, they will expose you to a wide variety of hospital and patient care environments. Margaret School of Nursing to learn more or schedule a campus tour. Margaret School of Nursing is approved by the State Board of Nursing Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) through Fall 2018.