Whitsett is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States, about 30 miles (50 km) south of Pittsburgh population is around 200. It was founded in 1845 by Ralph C. Whitsett, Sr. He and his family built a large red brick house in 1873, which still stands today. The community is made up of mostly “company” houses that were built for workers that worked in a large coal mine located nearby, the mine was Banning #21. Most of the houses were ½ houses built to accommodate two families. The mine has been closed since 1954 and most of the houses have been renovated and turned into single-family dwellings.
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