Allegheny

Allegheny

Allegheny (or its variants Allegany or Alleghany) is the name of several places, mainly in the eastern United States. The name derives from the Allegheny River of New York and Pennsylvania and originally comes from the Lenape (Delaware) Indian language. Its meaning is not definitively known, but has been translated as "fine river".

Geological features

*Allegheny Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountain Range, mostly in West Virginia, but also extending into Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia
**Allegheny Mountain (West Virginia, Virginia)
**Allegheny Mountain (Pennsylvania, Maryland)
**Little Allegheny Mountain, Pennsylvania, Maryland
**Back Allegheny Mountain, West Virginia
*Allegheny Plateau, which terminates in the east at the Allegheny Mountains
*Allegheny Front, the escarpment delineating the eastern edge of the Allegheny Plateau and Mountains, separating them from the lower Ridge and Valley Appalachians

Geographic features

*Alleghany, California

*Allegany County, Maryland
*Allegany County, New York
*Alleghany County, North Carolina
*Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
*Alleghany County, Virginia

*Allegheny, Pennsylvania, a city annexed by the city of Pittsburgh in 1907
*Allegheny Township, Pennsylvania

*Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania
*Allegheny National Recreation Area, Pennsylvania
*Allegheny Battlefield Historical Site, on the West Virginia/Virginia mountain

Public works

*Allegheny Mountain Tunnel, a vehicular tunnel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike
*Allegheny Reservoir on the Allegheny River

Trails

*Allegheny Trail, a hiking trail in West Virginia
*The Great Allegheny Passage (see also Allegheny Trail Alliance), including:
**Allegheny Highlands Trail of Maryland, a rail trail
**Allegheny Highlands Trail of Pennsylvania, a rail trail

Organizations

*Allegheny College, in Meadville, Pennsylvania
*Alleghany Corp., a railroad holding company
*Allegheny Airlines, a forerunner of US Airways
*Allegheny Foundation, a charitable organization focused on western Pennsylvania
*Allegheny Technologies, a specialty metals company
*Allegheny Energy, a public utility (including its subsidiary Allegheny Power)
*Allegheny (titular see), a Roman-Catholic titular see

ee also

*Allegany
*2-6-6-6, a locomotive of the "Allegheny class"
*Allegheny woodrat, a species of pack rat in the eastern US
*Allegheny alligator, a large salamander in the eastern US


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