General John Forbes finally took the forks in 1758.
Forbes began construction on Fort Pitt, named after William Pitt the Elder while the settlement was named "Pittsborough".
-burg) is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County.
As of 2017, a total population of 305,704 lives within the city limits, making it the 63rd-largest city in the U. The metropolitan population of 2,353,045 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania (behind Philadelphia), and the 26th-largest in the U. Located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers, Pittsburgh is known as both "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses, and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges.
In 1784, Thomas Viceroy completed a town plan which was approved by the Penn family attorney.