Facts about Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Huntingdon is a borough in (and the county seat of) Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located along the Juniata River, approximately 32 miles (51 km) east of Altoona and 92 miles (148 km) west of Harrisburg. With a population of 7,093 at the 2010 census, it is the largest population center near Raystown Lake, a winding, 28-mile-long (45 km) flood-control reservoir managed by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. The borough is located on the main line of the Norfolk Southern (formerly Pennsylvania) Railway, in an agricultural and outdoor recreational region with extensive forests and scattered deposits of ganister rock, coal, fire clay, and limestone. Historically, the region surrounding Huntingdon was dotted with iron furnaces and forges, consuming limestone, iron ore and wood (for charcoal production) throughout the 19th century. Dairy farms dominate the local agriculture. The town is a regular stop for the Amtrak passenger service which connects Harrisburg with Pittsburgh. Huntingdon is home to Juniata College, a private liberal arts college founded by members of the Church of the Brethren in 1876.
Huntingdon is located north of the center of Huntingdon County at 40°29′43″N 78°0′47″W (40.495187, -78.013147), on the northeast side of the Juniata River, an east-flowing major tributary of the Susquehanna River.
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,093 people, 2,674 households, and 1,461 families residing in the borough.
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