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Huntingdon
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

ZipCodes
16652




Page Contents for Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.



Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Huntingdon is approximately 6,843 (1990), 7093 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,715 (1990), 2674 (2010).
The amount of land area in Huntingdon is 8.936 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.222 sq kilometers.
The distance from Huntingdon to Washington DC is 122 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 61 miles. (as the crow flies)
Huntingdon is positioned 40.49 degrees north of the equator and 78.01 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

east of Altoona in central Pennsylvania.
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History & History Related Items

Huntingdon is located on the site of a famous old Indian village called Standing Stone, so-named because of an obelisk or stone totem pole that stood at the site for many years, through the mid 1700's. Indian legend said the local tribe would thrive as long as the stone stood, though they packed up and left by 1754. A decade later, the land was bought by one Rev. William Smith, the first administrator of the University of Pennsylvania. It so happened that one of the first benefactors of the University was the Countess of Huntingdon, one of the leading philanthropists of her time. In gratitude, Smith called his new plot of land "Huntingdon," though the locals still called the place Standing Stone for many years to come. "
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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Huntingdon City Government

Huntingdon Boro Office
530 Washington St
Huntingdon, PA 16652-1505
Phone: 814-643-3966



COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Huntingdon County website
Courthouse
223 Penn Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Phone: (814) 643-3091
Fax: (814) 643-8152 - E-mail: chiefclerk@huntingdoncounty.net Huntingdon County Jail
300 Church St
Huntingdon, PA 16652-1434
Phone: 814-643-2490


Huntingdon County Information
330 Penn St
Huntingdon, PA 16652-1446
Phone: 814-643-4202

Huntingdon Chamber

Greater Huntingdon Chamber of Commerce
500 Allegheny Street
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 16652
Phone: (814) 643-1110
FAX: (814) 643-1186 E- mail: ghcc@penn.com

Huntingdon Organizations

Greater Huntingdon Chamber of Commerce
500 Allegheny Street
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 16652
Phone: (814) 643-1110
FAX: (814) 643-1186 E- mail: ghcc@penn.com

Huntingdon Libraries

Huntingdon County Library
330 Penn St
Huntingdon, PA 16652-1446
Phone: 814-643-0200

Huntingdon Schools

Huntingdon Area School Administration
2400 Cassady Ave
Huntingdon, PA 16652-2618
Phone: 814-643-4140

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