McDonald is located in Washington County, Pennsylvania, a short twenty-minute drive from downtown Pittsburgh. The Borough is home to a community of 2125 residents. Rich in history, McDonald was founded by John N. McDonald, an Irish immigrant, who first laid claim to the land in 1775. He was the town’s first settler as well as the first businessman, establishing an Indian trading post. The town grew with the help of the railroad and the oil and coal industries. McDonald became an official borough of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1889.