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Plum is a borough in Allegheny County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. A suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it is located northeast of the city of Pittsburgh, in what is commonly referred to as the East Hills suburbs. The population was 27,126 at the 2010 census.Plum is often referred to as "Plum Boro" or more correctly "Plum Borough" by locals to distinguish it from its previous status as a township. It was founded as Plum Township in 1788 and was reorganized as a borough in 1956. The borough took its name from nearby Plum Creek.HistoryAllegheny County was formed on September 24, 1788. Allegheny County was originally made up of seven townships, plus the then borough of Pittsburgh. Plum was one of those original seven townships. Originally extending as far south as Versailles (modern-day North Versailles Township), east to the county line, west to Penn Township, and north to the Allegheny River, Plum Township was founded on December 18, 1788. Plum has shrunk greatly over the years in area, but still remains among the larger municipalities in Allegheny County.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of, of which is land and, or 1.34%, is water.Streams Pucketa Creek joins the Allegheny River where the creek forms the boundary between the borough of Plum and the city of Lower Burrell. Abers Creek Plum Creek rises in the borough. Little Plum CreekPlum is in Pennsylvania (PA). Add Plum and other destinations in United States to your travel plans using our United States day trip site .
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