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!
Do you have an empty lot located next to your residence? Are you interested in acquiring that property? If so, the City is in the process of acquiring 264 properties. Please contact Mayor Mavrakis at 724-684-5011 to find out if the property you are interested in is among those we are acquiring.
The cost to acquire any of these properties is minimal. The only costs involved will be paying the transfer taxes and the cost of recording the deed. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!
PennDOT will be paving Route 906 in Monessen in Summer 2016. They will be paving the areas of the road that are currently concrete. The cost for this project is $5.5 Million.