The Borough of Monaca, in Beaver County, Pennsylvania borders the Ohio River, twenty-five miles northwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There are close to 68,000 residents within five miles of the Monaca Borough Building. Central Valley School District was established on July 1, 2009. It is comprised of the former Center Area and Monaca school districts, and includes the municipalities of Center Township, Potter Township and Monaca Borough. The CVSD represents the first "Voluntary"merger of public school districts in the Sate of Pennsylvania. Monaca Recreation is dedicated to providing wholesome recreation and leisure activities for the enjoyment of all residents in the Community. The newest park, developed this year, is the Pumphouse park, which includes a walking trail along the river, pavilions and playground equipment. We hope you enjoy your stay!
(pronounced /mɨˈnækə/mi-NAK-ə) is a borough in Beaver County, Pennsylvania along the Ohio River, 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Pittsburgh. Monaca was first incorporated as Phillipsburg in 1840, and had been known by that name since the 1820s. In 1892, the name of the borough was changed to Monaca in honor of the Native American Indian Monacatootha. Monacatootha (which means "Great Arrow"), also known as Scarouady, was an Oneida warrior chief, and was a representative of the Iroquois Confederacy with the authority to supervise affairs among the Delawares and Shawnees in that area. He met with George Washington in Logstown in 1753. He was a strong friend of the English and campaigned against the French. Monaca Borough took its name from a Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad station at the east end of town. Fire clay is found in large quantities in the vicinity. In 1900, the population was 2,008; in 1910, 3,376; and in 1940, 7,061 people were residents. The population was 6,286 at the 2000 census.