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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Rainsburg is approximately 175 (1990), 133 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 64 (1990), 53 (2010).
The amount of land area in Rainsburg is 0.413 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rainsburg to Washington DC is 109 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 93 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rainsburg is positioned 39.89 degrees north of the equator and 78.51 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Before 1800, this area was settled by one, James Donahoe. He was a businessman here along with other merchants, Abraham and John Fulk, John Gump, A.C. James and Samuel Cessna. Other relatives of these men also arrived in the early 1800's. By 1856, the little community had become a borough. Samuel Williams was a prominent citizen who founded the Allegheny Male and Female Seminary in 1853. The school did well for a time, but the Civil War wrecked havoc as students withdrew to go home to fight or to be with their families. The school was then closed.

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