About This Place
Turtle Creek is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Pittsburgh. In 1900, 3,262 people lived here; in 1910, 4,995 people lived here, and in 1940, 9,805 people lived in Turtle Creek. The population was 6,076 at the 2000 census. George Westinghouse gave life to the place by constructing a manufacturing plant nearby. Turtle Creek takes its name from a small stream that flows into the Monongahela River. Before white settlers arrived, there was a small village of Native Americans living there from the Turtle Clan of the Iroquois Nation. (See: East Pittsburgh and Wilmerding.)
Turtle Creek is located at 40°24′29″N 79°49′18″W / 40.40806°N 79.82167°W / 40.40806; -79.82167 (40.408018, -79.821802).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.