The City of Connellsville is located in Fayette County which lies in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Connellsville sits on the banks of the Youghiogheny River. Originally founded as a borough on March 1, 1806, in February 1909, balloting in New Haven and Connellsville resulted in our two boroughs joining and becoming the first City in Fayette County on May 12, 1911.
We take great pride in the City of Connellsville and the quality of life we provide our residents. With safe neighborhoods, great schools, abundant recreational opportunities, excellent health care facilities combined with the scenic beauty of the Laurel Highlands right in our own back yard. We are located in the picturesque foothills of the Chestnut Ridge. Just minutes from historical sites to include Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob, Fort Necessity Battlefield, Laurel Caverns, Friendship Hill, and Ohiopyle State Park.
Connellsville is home to over 7000 residents making it Fayette Counties second largest city. Residents can take advantage of the Great Allegheny Passage Hike and Bike trail which passes right through our downtown, indulge in a float trip down the Youghiogheny River, read a book at the areas only Carnegie Free Library, or spend the day at one of our many parks.
Connellsville - Morgantown, WV - 40 miles
Connellsville - Pittsburgh -50 miles
Connellsville - Cleveland, Oh - 178 miles
Connellsville - Washington DC - 210 miles
Connellsville - Baltimore - 214.6 miles
Connellsville - Philadelphia - 275.3 miles
Connellsville - New York City - 340 miles