New Kensington

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new kensington

city, Westmoreland county, western Pennsylvania, U.S., on the Allegheny River, and near the Pennsylvania Turnpike, just northeast of Pittsburgh. Established in 1891 by a group of Pittsburgh merchants interested in establishing a plant for reducing aluminum, it was laid out on the site of Fort Crawford (built during the American Revolutionary period) and named for Kensington in London. Incorporated as a borough in 1892, it absorbed neighbouring Parnassus in 1931 and became a city in 1934.

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