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The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.

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16801, 16803

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The population of State College is approximately 38,420 (2000), 42034 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 11,623 (1990), 12610 (2010).

The amount of land area in State College is 11.594 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from State College to Washington DC is 137 miles. The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 62 miles. (as the crow flies)
State College is positioned 40.79 degrees north of the equator and 77.85 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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State College location: northwest of Harrisburg in central Pennsylvania. Nearby communities include Houserville, Shingletown, Lemont, Buffalo Run, Dale Summit and Boalsburg. Here is a map and location page for the area.

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State College history:

Though the earliest inhabitants of the area were Native Americans, the recorded history began in 1758 when the Penn family was given the land by the King of England. The first settler is believed to be General James Potter in 1759. The community of Centre Furnace began in 1791, the first iron furnace in central Pennsylvania. Much later, in the mid 1800's, an agricultural school was established on 200 acres near Centre Furnace. By 1856, the school building began. By 1859, a part of the building was completed and the first students arrived. The area was sparsely settled, but there were a few homes and businesses. In 1860, a post office was opened. At the same time, the students outnumbered the local residents 110 to 25. But as the school grew, so did the community. By 1896, there were 300 residents with 337 students. With the growth came, more needs necessitating the incorporating of the town on 29 August 1896. As time went on, more grow occurred. By the mid 1940's, the residents and the students were about the same with 6,400 for the former and 6,400 for the later.
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State College attractions:

Learn more about State College at this informative site.

Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra,br> 119 S. Fraser St., Suite D
State College, PA 16801
Phone: 814-234-8313

Home of Penn State University

Arboretum at Penn State,br> 101 Ferguson Building
University Park, PA 16802-4300
Phone: 814-865-9118

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