Donora, home to about 5,000 people is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, 20 miles south of Pittsburgh on the Monongahela River. Donora is a vibrant community rebuilding its industrial and business district. It is a garden spot located in the heart of the Mid Mon Valley.
Donora was incorporated in 1901. Donora got its name from a combination of William Donner and Nora Mellon, banker Andrew W. Mellon’s wife. Donora’s nickname is “The Home of Champions” mainly because of the large number of famous athletes that have called Donora their home. Agriculture, coal-mining, steel-making, wire-making, and other industries were conducted in Donora early in its history.