Established in 1864

The Borough of Irwin is a unique town located 22 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in Westmoreland County. Originally and unofficially named "Irwin Station," the residents voted to incorporate the village as the Borough of Irwin in the Summer of 1864, naming it after the area's founder, John Irwin. 


Irwin has withstood the test of time, flourishing, to creating a rich history and a resilience to challenges encountered over the centuries. The Borough prides itself in being a beacon for small businesses, consumers, residents and community events. We hope you "Find your place here" and enjoy making our Borough your home. 

Irwin train station

Prior to the station we are all familiar with by the Speedy Mart going to North Irwin. The Borough had another station. This station sat on top of Brush Creek until the flood of 1903, when the Oakford Park dam failed. There is not as much history on this station compared to the one, we know and love. The photo seen to the right is the Irwin Freight Station that was in close proximity. 



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