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Welcome To Monessen

"The Heart of the Mon Valley"

A message from our Mayor, Matt Shorraw

"I’d like to welcome you to the City of Monessen. We hope that you will take a look at what our city has to offer, and that you will visit and see for yourself. Monessen is a former steel town, and our authentic heritage and rich history will make you feel at home. Please visit us soon, and help us build a new renaissance for Monessen."

Thank you for your interest in our city!


Monessen is located along the Monongahela River in the southern part of Westmoreland County. The city's name is derived from the first syllable of Monongahela with the name Essen which was a well known iron town in Germany. For more details on Monessen's history, please visit the Greater Monessen Historical Society website.

Those living in Monessen take great pride in our city. We are a community under construction - constantly seeking ways to improve and grow. Driving through a visitor will see projects going on all around. New construction, renovations and community involvement demonstrate how Monessen is on the road to revitalization.

This website is both for our residents as well as visitors. Now you've seen our site, come and see our city. You may like what you see so much, that you'll want to stay!





































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