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The Ingram Historical Society was founded in 1994.
  We are dedicated to the preservation of the history
 of the Borough of Ingram and the Chartiers Valley.
 To that end we are working to collect, organize, and archive historical documents and items. Also we are endeavoring to sponsor more programs to encourage
 others to take an interest in our past.

Please contact us to find out more about our ongoing programs.

   Membership in the Ingram Historical Society is
 only $10.00/year and entitles you to receive our newsletter and notification of all special programs. In addition, this website includes a Members Only section which contains a multitude of photos as well as
 access to the entirety of our digitized archives.
  To join, simply click the link at the top of this page.


 

INGRAM HISTORY BOOK

Founded in 1902, the history of Ingram borough goes back to 1752, when the land was part of Chartiers Township. A grand jury granted a petition to incorporate Ingram as a borough in 1902, and it was named after Thomas Ingram who owned much of the land. The new borough was promoted as a peaceful community located away from the smoke and noise of Pittsburgh’s heavy industry. Efficient transportation came to the area in 1865 when the Pittsburgh and Steubenville Railroad completed a line west of Pittsburgh known as the Panhandle. At its peak, a total of 98 trains operated along this route each day. With the coming of electric trolley cars and the formation of Pittsburgh Railways Company, Ingram had two reliable modes of travel. Through vintage photographs, Ingram showcases how this dedicated and friendly community has forged into the 21st century while remaining committed to its many fond traditions.

128 pages, $20.00
 Member Price $15.00