Connellsville is a city located in Fayette County, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Home to a population of over 7,600 residents, Connellsville is a part of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area, the second-largest in the state of Pennsylvania, though it is located almost 60 miles from Pittsburgh proper. Connellsville was originally founded as a Pennsylvania Township in 1793, but was reincorporated as a borough in 1806 and then as a city in 1911. Connellsville was once an affluent coal and coke producer, providing energy for many coal and coke power plants in the northeastern United States, and was once home to more millionaires per capita than any other city in the U.S. Today, much of what made Connellsville so affluent has disappeared, though it still has a decently-sized downtown area full of local businesses.
Basic Facts About Connellsville
- Current population: 7,600
- Current mayor: Charles Matthews
- Total area: 2.4 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.connellsville.org/
- Located in: Fayette County
- Founded in: 1793
- Zip codes: 15425
- Area codes: 724
Auto Transport Tips to and from Connellsville
As mentioned, Connellsville sits within the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area, but it’s located almost 60 miles southeast from the city proper and as such sits a bit outside the sphere that auto transport companies like to keep to when they service major metropolitan areas. This can make things more difficult and expensive for you, unless you decide to move your pickup or delivery location out of Connellsville and into somewhere more easily accessible. Carriers prefer to run routes into and out of major metro areas and often don’t mind running routes to bedroom cities of major areas, but Connellsville sits pretty far away, so don’t be surprised if it’s more expensive than shipping to somewhere closer to Pittsburgh.
Part of the reason why is the fact that Connellsville sits along no major interstates, though it does sit along a major state highway that does connect to other major interstates including I-76 and I-68, to the north and south, respectively. Auto shippers prefer to run routes through major cities along major interstates; since Connellsville is not a major city, and doesn’t sit along a major interstate, it tends to cost more to ship to or from the city than others that surround it. You’ll want to discuss your options with an auto transport representative for more information, and they can likely talk to you about strategies for saving both time and money.
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