Forbes Road is an unincorporated community in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1] The community is located along Pennsylvania Route 819 3.7 miles (6.0 km) north of Greensburg. Forbes Road has a post office with ZIP code 15633, which opened on July 1, 1903.[2][3]

Forbes Road, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Houses on Keaggy Avenue
Houses on Keaggy Avenue
Forbes Road is located in Pennsylvania
Forbes Road
Forbes Road
Coordinates: 40°21′14″N 79°31′18″W / 40.35389°N 79.52167°W / 40.35389; -79.52167Coordinates: 40°21′14″N 79°31′18″W / 40.35389°N 79.52167°W / 40.35389; -79.52167
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyWestmoreland
Elevation
1,096 ft (334 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
15633
Area code(s)724
GNIS feature ID1174946[1]

HistoryEdit

Jamison Coal & Coke Company opened a shaft-entry coal mine at Forbes Road in 1900. Known as Jamison No. 3 Mine, its production peaked in 1910, when the facility produced nearly 600,000 tons of coal and employed over 400 people. Jamison ceased operations in Forbes Road in the 1950s.[4] Several buildings and other remains that were part of the mining complex are visible along Hugus Street as of July 2019.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Forbes Road". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ United States Postal Service. "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved December 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
  4. ^ Muller, Edward K. and Carlisle, Ronald C. "WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA: An Inventory of Historic Engineering and Industrial Sites". Internet Archive. National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Washington DC, 1994. Retrieved 1 August 2019.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)