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The Counties of Pennsylvania

 

Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong

Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler

Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland

Dauphin, Delaware

Elk, Erie

Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton

Greene

Huntingdon

Indiana

Jefferson, Juniata

Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming

McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour

Northampton, Northumberland

Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter

Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna

Tioga

Union

Venango

Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming

York

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Geographic Areas of Pennsylvania


Colonial Pennsylvania Dutch Heartland Susquehanna Valley
Anthracite Area Lehigh Valley and the Poconos Northern Tier
The Highlands Steel Kingdom Northwest Territory

Colonial Pennsylvania


This is the birthplace of our country - where independence was declared and the American Constitution conceived.

This area is noted for its historic attractions, high-technology, education and banking

Counties in this area are: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia

Major cities in this area are: Philadelphia, Pottstown, Warminster Heights, Norristown, Kulpsville, Upper Darby, Chester

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Dutch Heartland


This area is a great tourist magnet because of the appealing rural landscape and the lifestyle of the Pennsylvania Dutch.

This area is noted for its agriculture, tourism and manufacturing

Counties in this area are: Berks, Lancaster and Lebanon

Major cities in this area are: Reading, Lancaster, Ephrata, Manheim, Elizabethtown, and Lebanon

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Susquehanna Valley


This area was considered the western frontier in 1776. The seat of state government was here in 1812 and today has become a center for commerce.

This area is noted for its commerce, agriculture and chocolate

Counties in this area are: Adams, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Mifflin (portion), Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Union, York

Major cities in this area are: Gettysburg, Hanover, York, Carlisle, Harrisburg, Chippensburg, Selinsgrove, Shamokin, Mount Carmel, Bloomsburg, Danville, Milton, Lewisburg, Sunbury and Berwick

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Anthracite Area


This mountainous region has a proud heritage and distinct culture. More hard coal has been mined here than anywhere else in the world.

This area is known for its recreation, manufacturing and coal

Counties in this area are: Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne and Schuylkill

Major cities in this area are: Pottsville, Mahanoy City, Shenandoah, Tamaqua, Lehighton, Jim Thorpe, Hazleton, Wilkes Barreand Scranton

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Lehigh Valley and the Poconos


This region has a mountain landscape with many recreational and cultural events.

This area is known for its tourism, recreation, agriculture and manufacturing

Counties in this area are: Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike and Wayne

Major cities in this area are: Allentown, Bethlehem, Bangor and East Stroudsburg

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Northern Tier


This region is the largest open space in the northeaster USA. You can find the Little Grand Canyon here as well as more deer, bear and trout than people!

This area ia known for its hunting, fishing, hardwood and agriculture

Counties in this area are: Bradford, Cameron, Clinton, Elk, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wyoming and Forest

Major cities in this area are: Sayre, Williamsport, Lockhaven, St. Marys and Bradford

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The Highlands


Here you can find the historic Appalachian Divide and the location of the exact geographical center of the state. The Highlands are home to Penn State's Nittany Lions and the famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil.

This area is known for its education, recreation, agriculture and coal

Counties in this area are: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Mifflin (portion) and Somerset Major cities in this area are: Clarion, Punxsutawney, Indiana, Johnstown, Altoona, Tyrone, Huntingdon, Chambersburg, Somerset

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Steel Kingdom


This region was the domain of many smiths, masons and millworkers, but now also includes programmers, professors and corporate executives!

This area is known for its manufacturing, coal, high-technology and banking

Counties in this area are: Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland

Major Cities in this area are: Uniontown, Connellsville, Latrobe, Greensburg, Washington, Monroeville, Pittsburgh, McCandless, Plum, and Bethel Park

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Northwest Territory


Here you will find the gateway to Canada and the American West. This area was once known as the "Erie Triangle."

This area is known for its manufacturing, shipping, recreation, oil and grapes

Counties in this area are: Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Warren

Major cities in this area are: Butler, Kittanning, New Castle, Grove City, Meadville, Erie, Millcreek, Warren and Oil City

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