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Rowes Run, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Fayette
Township Redstone
Area
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 980 ft (300 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 564
 • Density 458/sq mi (176.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 42-66472
GNIS feature ID 1193232

Rowes Run is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Redstone Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census its population was 564. The community was part of the Grindstone-Rowes Run CDP before it was split into two separate CDPs for the 2010 census.

History

Rowes Run was founded in 1907 by the Pittsburgh Coal Company. Also known as "New Hill", it was named for a stream that ran through property owned by James Rowe, a prominent figure in the area. The mine located in the town was known as Colonial #3. In 1911, the town was acquired by the H. C. Frick Coke Company.

Geography

Rowes Run is located in northwestern Fayette County, at the northern end of Redstone Township. It is bordered to the north, across Grindstone Road, by the community of Grindstone. Redstone Creek forms the northern border of the Rowes Run CDP east of Grindstone Road. Brownsville is 5 miles (8 km) to the west, and Uniontown, the county seat, is 11 miles (18 km) to the southeast.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Rowes Run CDP has an area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km2), all of it land.


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