Place:Oakmont, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameOakmont
TypeBorough
Coordinates40.519°N 79.837°W
Located inAllegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
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Oakmont is a borough in Allegheny County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is a Pittsburgh suburb and part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. Nicknamed "One Square Mile of Happiness" by the local folk. "The population was 6,303 at the 2010 census.

Incorporated as a town in 1889, this Allegheny River community began in 1816 when a farmer, Michael Bright, bought a large tract of land northeast of Pittsburgh. The settlement took its name from a landmark tree, as the deed description reads, "Beginning at a black oak on the bank of the Allegheny River ..." The borough is best known for the nearby Oakmont Country Club, a premier golf course which has been the site of numerous U.S. Opens.

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