Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania is situated 31 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Originally called Brighton, Beaver Falls was chartered as a borough in 1868. It adopted the commission form of government in 1913. Once a booming steel town, the city is best known as the birthplace of legendary Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath and as the fictional setting of the television situation comedy "Mr. Belvedere."
The plates for United States paper currency are manufactured here and Geneva College is located in the College Hill neighborhood on the north side of the city. The world's first recorded college basketball game occurred in the city on April 8, 1893 when the intramural team from Geneva College defeated the New Brighton YMCA. Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls, the first public library in Beaver County was established in 1903 and was given a $50,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie, making the structure a Carnegie library. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Beaver Falls is a close-nit community with great pride in their sports teams. The boys' high school basketball team won the 2011-12 AA WPIAL Championship and the PIAA State Championship in 2013.