The Appalachian Mountains called the Appalachians, are a system of mountains in eastern North America. The Appalachians first formed 480 million years ago during the Ordovician Period, they once reached elevations similar to those of the Alps and the Rocky Mountains before experiencing natural erosion. The Appalachian chain is a barrier to east–west travel, as it forms a series of alternating ridgelines and valleys oriented in opposition to most highways and railroads running east–west. Definitions vary on the precise boundaries of the Appalachians; the United States Geological Survey defines the Appalachian Highlands physiographic division as consisting of thirteen provinces: the Atlantic Coast Uplands, Eastern Newfoundland Atlantic, Maritime Acadian Highlands, Maritime Plain, Notre Dame and Mégantic Mountains, Western Newfoundland Mountains, Blue Ridge and Ridge, Saint Lawrence Valley, Appalachian Plateaus, New England province, the Adirondack areas. A common variant definition does not include the Adirondack Mountains, which geologically belong to the Grenville Orogeny and have a different geological history from the rest of the Appalachians.
The mountain range is in the United States but it extends into southeastern Canada, forming a zone from 100 to 300 mi wide, running from the island of Newfoundland 1,500 mi southwestward to Central Alabama in the United States. The range covers parts of the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, which comprise an overseas territory of France; the system is divided into a series of ranges, with the individual mountains averaging around 3,000 ft. The highest of the group is Mount Mitchell in North Carolina at 6,684 feet, the highest point in the United States east of the Mississippi River; the term Appalachian refers to several different regions associated with the mountain range. Most broadly, it refers to the entire mountain range with its surrounding hills and the dissected plateau region; the term is used more restrictively to refer to regions in the central and southern Appalachian Mountains including areas in the states of Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, as well as sometimes extending as far south as northern Alabama and western South Carolina, as far north as Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, parts of southern upstate New York.
The Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas and Oklahoma were part of the Appalachians as well but became disconnected through geologic history. While exploring inland along the northern coast of Florida in 1528, the members of the Narváez expedition, including Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, found a Native American village near present-day Tallahassee, Florida whose name they transcribed as Apalchen or Apalachen; the name was soon altered by the Spanish to Apalachee and used as a name for the tribe and region spreading well inland to the north. Pánfilo de Narváez's expedition first entered Apalachee territory on June 15, 1528, applied the name. Now spelled "Appalachian," it is the fourth-oldest surviving European place-name in the US. After the de Soto expedition in 1540, Spanish cartographers began to apply the name of the tribe to the mountains themselves; the first cartographic appearance of Apalchen is on Diego Gutierrez's map of 1562. The name was not used for the whole mountain range until the late 19th century.
A competing and more popular name was the "Allegheny Mountains", "Alleghenies", "Alleghania". In the early 19th century, Washington Irving proposed renaming the United States either Appalachia or Alleghania. In U. S. dialects in the southern regions of the Appalachians, the word is pronounced, with the third syllable sounding like "latch". In northern parts of the mountain range, it is pronounced or. There is great debate between the residents of the regions as to which pronunciation is the more correct one. Elsewhere, a accepted pronunciation for the adjective Appalachian is, with the last two syllables "-ian" pronounced as in the word "Romanian"; the whole system may be divided into three great sections: Northern: The northern section runs from the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador to the Hudson River. It includes the Long Range Mountains and Annieopsquotch Mountains on the island of Newfoundland, Chic-Choc Mountains and Notre Dame Range in Quebec and New Brunswick, scattered elevations and small ranges elsewhere in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, the Longfellow Mountains in Maine, the White Mountains in New Hampshire, the Green Mountains in Vermont, The Berkshires in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
The Metacomet Ridge Mountains in Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts, although contained within the Appalachian province, is a younger system and not geologically associated with the Appalachians. The Monteregian Hills, which cross the Green Mountains in Quebec, are unassociated with the Appalachians. Central: The central section goes from the Hudson Valley to the New River running through Virginia and West Virginia, it comprises the Valley Ridges between the Allegheny Front of the Allegheny Plateau and the Great Appalachian Valley, the New York–New Jersey Highlands, the Taconic Mountains in New York, a large portion of the Blue Ridge. Southern: The southern section runs from the New River onwards, it consists of the prolongation of the Blue Ridge, divided into the Western Blue Ridge Front and the Eastern Blue Ridge Front, the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians, the Cumberland Plateau. The Adirondack Mountains in New Y
1910 United States Census
The Thirteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau on April 15, 1910, determined the resident population of the United States to be 92,228,496, an increase of 21.0 percent over the 76,212,168 persons enumerated during the 1900 Census. The 1910 Census switched from a portrait page orientation to a landscape orientation; the 1910 census collected the following information: Full documentation for the 1910 census, including census forms and enumerator instructions, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. The column titles in the census form are as follows: LOCATION. Street, road, etc. House number. 1. Number of dwelling house in order of visitation. 2. Number of family in order of visitation. 3. NAME of each person whose place of abode on April 15, 1910, was in this family. Enter surname first the given name and middle initial, if any. Include every person living on April 15, 1910. Omit children born since April 15, 1910. RELATION. 4. Relationship of this person to the head of the family.
PERSONAL DESCRIPTION. 5. Sex. 6. Color or race. 7. Age at last birthday. 8. Whether single, widowed, or divorced. 9. Number of years of present marriage. 10. Mother of how many children: Number born. 11. Mother of how many children: Number now living. NATIVITY. Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated. If born in the United States, give the state or territory. If of foreign birth, give the country. 12. Place of birth of this Person. 13. Place of birth of Father of this person. 14. Place of birth of Mother of this person. CITIZENSHIP. 15. Year of immigration to the United States. 16. Whether naturalized or alien. 17. Whether able to speak English. OCCUPATION. 18. Trade or profession of, or particular kind of work done by this person, as spinner, laborer, etc. 19. General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which this person works, as cotton mill, dry goods store, etc. 20. Whether as employer, employee, or work on own account. If an employee— 21. Whether out of work on April 15, 1910.
22. Number of weeks out of work during year 1909. EDUCATION. 23. Whether able to read. 24. Whether able to write. 25. Attended school any time since September 1, 1909. OWNERSHIP OF HOME. 26. Owned or rented. 27. Owned free or mortgaged. 28. Farm or house. 29. Number of farm schedule. 30. Whether a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy. 31. Whether blind. 32. Whether deaf and dumb. Special Notation In 1912 and 1959, New Mexico, Arizona and Hawaii would become the 47th, 48th, 49th and 50th states admitted to the Union; the 1910 population count for each of these areas was 327,301, 204,354, 64,356 and 191,909 respectively. On this basis, the ranking list above would be modified as follows: First 42 ranked states - positions unchanged New Mexico, Arizona, Hawaii, Wyoming and Alaska; the original census enumeration sheets were microfilmed by the Census Bureau in the 1940s. The microfilmed census is available in rolls from the National Records Administration. Several organizations host images of the microfilmed census online, along which digital indices.
Microdata from the 1910 census are available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. 1911 U. S Census Report Contains 1910 Census results Historic US Census data census.gov/population/www/censusdata/PopulationofStatesandCountiesoftheUnitedStates1790-1990.pdf
Lewistown is a borough in the county seat of Mifflin County, United States. It is the principal city of the Lewistown, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Mifflin County, it lies along the Juniata River, 61 miles northwest of Harrisburg. The number of people living in the borough in 1900 was 4,451; the population was 8,338 at the 2010 census. Of the four communities in the United States named "Lewistown", this borough is the largest; the borough was incorporated in 1795 and was named for William "Bill" Lewis, a Quaker and a member of the legislature, responsible for the designation of the borough, known as the Village of Ohesson, as the county seat of Mifflin County. During the late 19th century Mifflin County became the crossroads of the Commonwealth. Located near the geographic center of the state, the area became a hub for traffic moving in every direction. Early roads crisscrossed the region, but it was the eventual construction of the Pennsylvania Canal and the railroads that followed that positioned Mifflin County as an economic force in the state.
Lewistown, as the major city in Mifflin County, saw its economy expand as entrepreneurs launched companies to construct canal boats or build inns offering lodging for travelers and workers. At its zenith, Mifflin County was one of the busiest centers for cargo and passenger traffic in the United States, but with the demise of the canal system, Mifflin County lost its place as a major transportation hub. On April 16, 1861, Lewistown sent its Logan Guards, a militia group formed in 1858, to Washington, D. C. for its defense. They were one of only five companies, all recruited in Pennsylvania, to share the honor of being the first U. S. troops sent to the capital. Monument Square, situated at the intersection of Main and Market Streets in Lewistown, serves as a memorial to these men. Lewistown lost its role as a major transportation hub, but still boasted a strong industrial economy until the early 1970s when the county's industries began a slow decline. Hurricane Agnes June 1972 crippled the local economy.
On June 19, Hurricane Agnes made initial landfall along the Florida Panhandle as a weak Category 1 Hurricane. Agnes proceeded through Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina before she moved back over the Atlantic off the North Carolina coast on June 21. After regaining strength over the Atlantic, she made landfall again over southeastern New York on June 22 and moved westward in an arc over southern New York into north-central Pennsylvania, she became nearly stationary over Pennsylvania by morning of June 23, but was soon absorbed by a low-pressure system that drifted northeastward from Pennsylvania into New York. Rainfall from storm over the Mid-Atlantic region ranged from 2 to 3 inches in the extreme upper basins of the Potomac and North Branch Susquehanna Rivers to 18 inches near Shamokin, Pennsylvania, in the Main Stem Susquehanna River basin. An average of 6 to 10 inches of rain fell over the Mid-Atlantic region; the soil well watered by spring rains, could not absorb so much water so quickly.
While flooding from the Juniata River was somewhat controlled due to a dam at Raystown Lake, 44 miles west of Lewistown, the county experienced extensive flooding from the river and major streams which resulted in the permanent closure of many businesses along the river. Most notably, the flood submerged much of the American Viscose Corporation plant a division of FMC Corporation; the facility, located on the banks of the Juniata River across from Lewistown proper, manufactured rayon fiber and Avistrap. FMC was one of two major employers in the area at the time, the other being the Standard Steel Works; the "Viscose" plant was only marginally profitable before the storm and the cost to reopen was prohibitive. Rayon production, with it, thousands of good-paying jobs, moved to another FMC plant in Front Royal, Virginia; the Lewistown polyester plant reopened. The site became the Mifflin County Industrial Plaza and a variety of businesses have come and gone since then. In the wake of the failure of Lewistown's industry, a long period of decline began that continues to this day.
The 1990s saw the loss of several plants, including Masland and Lear, as well as Standard Steel filing for reorganization bankruptcy. In its place, like so many other towns throughout the USA, was a dark period of rampant drug usage by significant portions of the population. In 2001, MSNBC ran a documentary called'Along Comes the Horse,' which used Lewistown as the rural focus of the ongoing heroin epidemic in the USA; the 2000s saw the loss of Scottys Fashions, Mann Edge Tool, Overhead Door shuttering its Sectional division, Ford New Holland shuttered its Belleville plant which led to the closing of the Belleville Foundry, the shrinking Lewistown Hospital was purchased by Geisinger Health, who further reduced services, requiring helicopter transfers for common ailments such as heart attacks. Two positives in the years since Agnes was the 2011 purchase of Standard Steel by the Japanese company Sumitomo Industries, which saved the jobs of 500 union laborers as well as many others, the opening of First Quality, an adult incontinence products manufacturing facility that employees 400 people.
While Lewistown did receive the prestigious All-American City award in 1973 for its rebuilding process following the disaster, many of the blue collar workforce left the area to head sou
Selinsgrove is the largest borough in Snyder County, United States. The population was 5,383 at the 2000 census. Selinsgrove is geographically located in the middle of the Susquehanna River Valley in Central Pennsylvania, along U. S. Routes 11 and 15, 36.4 miles north of Harrisburg and 5.7 miles southwest of Sunbury. It is the home of Susquehanna University. Selinsgrove was founded in 1787 by Captain Anthony Selin; the Penns Creek Massacre on October 16, 1755, was the first Indian hostility event in the region after General Braddock's defeat in the Seven Year War. A marker on the bank of Penns Creek north of Selinsgrove commemorates the massacre of 14 settlers and the capture of 11 more. In response to this and other Indian actions that day, Fort Augusta, Pennsylvania, the largest of Pennsylvania's frontier forts, was built in 1756 as a result of this conflict. Selinsgrove Hall and Seibert Hall at Susquehanna University and Gov. Simon Snyder Mansion on Market Street are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.9 square miles. Selinsgrove borders the Susquehanna River; the portion of the borough, located between Penns Creek and the Susquehanna River is known locally as the "Isle of Que". Selinsgrove is the principal city in the Selinsgrove, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, is part of the larger Bloomsburg-Berwick-Sunbury, PA Combined Statistical Area; as of the census of 2010, there were 5,654 people, 1,767 households, 987 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,790.3 people per square mile. There were 1,912 housing units at an average density of 991.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 94.67% White, 2.73% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.87% from other races, 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.92% of the population. There were 1,767 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 44.1% were non-families.
34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.75. In the borough, the population was spread out with 14.6% under the age of 18, 34.9% from 18 to 24, 18.7% from 25 to 44, 15.0% from 45 to 64, 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 77.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.7 males. The median income for a household in the borough was $31,034, the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $29,679 versus $22,115 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $13,401. About 7.8% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over. The average weekly wage for Snyder County in 2005 was $553; this is equivalent to $13.83 per hour or $28,756 per year, assuming a 40-hour week worked the year around.
The largest local employers are housing-related manufacturers and educational institutions including the public schools and Susquehanna University. Educational services and health care/social assistance combined are projected to be about 90.7% of all job growth by 2014 in the central region. Manufacturing of both non-durable and durable goods are expected to lose over 4,000 jobs in the same time period. Construction is the only goods-producing sector projecting job growth, where employment may increase by about 210 jobs. Outside of the community local region employment includes: service jobs in local businesses, area hospitals which include UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury in Sunbury and Evangelical Hospital in Lewisburg; the borough is governed by an elected council of seven residents. The Borough Council meets the first Monday of the month, in the borough building. There is a borough manager and a chief of police; the borough council consists of Democrats and Republicans, but members of the Green Party and Libertarian Party have served.
Budget - In 2017, the Council approved a one mill real estate tax increase to fund a $7,136 million budget. The millage increased from 17 mills to 18 mills. Local government has been challenged by the increasing amount of property, tax exempt. In 2004 it was reported; this includes the land owned by Susquehanna University, the land held by local churches and the campus of the Selinsgrove Area School District. The borough has been facing a continued decrease in the value of the taxable real estate for many years; the borough has requested "payment in lieu of taxes" from the exempt entities with limited success. There have been several successful property tax assessment challenges that have decreased tax revenues. Selinsgrove is located within the 85th Legislative District for the Pennsylvania General Assembly; this office is held by Fred Keller. The Pennsylvania Senate District 27 office is held by Senator John Gordner. Selinsgrove is in the US House of Representatives 10th district, represented by Tom Marino.
US Routes 11, 15 and 522, along with PA Route 35 pass through Selinsgrove. Intercity bus service is provided between the borough and Harrisburg to the south and Williamsport and Elmira, New York to the north by Fullington Trailways. Selinsgrove Area School District is the local public school system; the district operates four schools, with 2,700 students in 2013
1790 United States Census
The United States Census of 1790 was the first census of the whole United States. It recorded the population of the United States as of Census Day, August 2, 1790, as mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution and applicable laws. In the first census, the population of the United States was enumerated to be 3,929,214. Congress assigned responsibility for the 1790 census to the marshals of United States judicial districts under an act which, with minor modifications and extensions, governed census taking until the 1840 census. "The law required that every household be visited, that completed census schedules be posted in'two of the most public places within, there to remain for the inspection of all concerned...' and that'the aggregate amount of each description of persons' for every district be transmitted to the president." Both Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and President George Washington expressed skepticism over the results, believing that the true population had been undercounted.
If there was indeed an undercount, possible explanations for it include dispersed population, poor transportation links, limitations of contemporary technology, individual refusal to participate. Although the Census was proved statistically factual, based on data collected, the records for several states were lost sometime between 1790 and 1830. One third of the original census data have been lost or destroyed since their original documentation; these include some 1790 data from: Connecticut, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont. No microdata from the 1790 population census are available, but aggregate data for small areas, together with compatible cartographic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. Census data included the name of the head of the family and categorized inhabitants as follows: free white males at least 16 years of age, free white males under 16 years of age, free white females, all other free persons, slaves.
Under the direction of the current Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, marshals collected data from all thirteen states, from the Southwest Territory. The census was not conducted in Vermont until 1791, after that state's admission to the Union as the 14th state on March 4 of that year. At 17.8 percent, the 1790 Census's proportion of slaves to the free population was the highest recorded by any census. Media related to 1790 United States Census at Wikimedia Commons Historic US Census data 1790 Census of Population and Housing official reports Population of 24 Urban Places: 1790
Thomas Mifflin was an American merchant and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served in a variety of roles during and after the American Revolution, several of which qualify him to be counted among the Founding Fathers, he was the first Governor of Pennsylvania, serving from 1790 to 1799. Born in Philadelphia, Mifflin became a merchant after graduating from the College of Philadelphia, he joined the Continental Army after serving in the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly and the Continental Congress. During the American Revolutionary War, he served as an aide to General George Washington and as the Continental Army's Quartermaster General, rising to the rank of major general. Mifflin returned to Congress in 1782 and was elected President of the Continental Congress in 1783, he served as Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1785 to 1787 and as President of the Pennsylvania Supreme Executive Council from 1788 to 1790. Mifflin was a delegate to the 1787 Philadelphia Convention and signed the United States Constitution.
He presided over the committee that wrote Pennsylvania's 1790 constitution and became the state's first governor after the ratification of the new state constitution. Mifflin died the following year. Thomas Mifflin was born January 1744 in Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania, he was the son of Elizabeth Bagnall. His great-grandfather John Mifflin Jr. was born in Warminster, Wiltshire and settled in the Province of Pennsylvania. In 1760, Thomas Mifflin graduated from the College of Philadelphia and joined the mercantile business of William Biddle. After returning from a trip to Europe in 1765, he established a commercial business partnership with his brother, George Mifflin, he married a second cousin, Sarah Morris, on March 4, 1767. They had no children. Early in the Revolutionary War, Mifflin left the Continental Congress to serve in the Continental Army, he was commissioned as a major became an aide-de-camp of George Washington. On August 14, 1775, Washington appointed him to become the army's first Quartermaster General, under order of Congress.
Although it has been said that he was good at the job despite preferring to be on the front lines, questions were raised regarding his failure to properly supply Washington and the troops at Valley Forge, alleging that he had instead warehoused and sold supplies intended for Valley Forge to the highest bidder. After Washington confronted him about this, Mifflin asked to be relieved of the job of Quartermaster General, but was persuaded to resume those duties because Congress was having difficulty finding a replacement. Mifflin's leadership in the Battle of Trenton and the Battle of Princeton led to a promotion to major general. In Congress, there was debate regarding whether a national army was more efficient or if individual states should maintain their own forces; as a result of this debate the Congressional Board of War was created, on which Mifflin served from 1777 to 1778. He rejoined the army but took little active role, following criticism of his service as quartermaster general, he welcomed an inquiry.
He resigned his commission—by as a major general—but Congress continued to ask his advice after accepting his resignation. Prior to American independence, Thomas Mifflin was a member of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly, he served two terms in the Continental Congress, including seven months as that body's presiding officer. Mifflin's most important duty as president was to accept on behalf of Congress the resignation of General George Washington on December 23, 1783. After the war, the importance of Congress declined so precipitously that Mifflin found it difficult to convince the states to send enough delegates to Congress to ratify the Treaty of Paris, which took place on January 14, 1784 at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, he appointed Thomas Jefferson as a minister to France on May 7, 1784, he appointed his former aide, Colonel Josiah Harmar, to be the commander of the First American Regiment. Mifflin served as a delegate to the United States Constitutional Convention in 1787, he was a signatory to the Constitution.
He served in the house of Pennsylvania General Assembly. He was a member of the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, on November 5, 1788, he was elected President of the Council, replacing Benjamin Franklin, he was unanimously reelected to the Presidency on November 11, 1789. He presided over the committee; that document did away with the Executive Council. On December 21, 1790, Mifflin became the last President of Pennsylvania and the first Governor of the Commonwealth, he held the latter office until December 1799, when he was succeeded by Thomas McKean. He returned to the state legislature, where he served until his death the following month. Although Mifflin's family had been Quakers for four generations, he was expelled from the Religious Society of Friends upon joining the Continental Army, because his involvement with a military force contradicted that faith's pacifistic doctrines. Mifflin became a member of the American Philosophical Society in 1768, served for two years as its secretary.
He served from 1773 to 1791 as a trustee of the College and Academy of Philadelphia, including two years as treasurer. Mifflin died in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on January 23, 1800, he is interred at the burial grounds
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Huntingdon County is a county located in the center of the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,913, its county seat is Huntingdon. The county was created on September 20, 1787 from the north part of Bedford County, plus an addition of territory on the east from Cumberland County. Huntingdon County comprises PA Micropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 889 square miles, of which 875 square miles is land and 15 square miles is water. Raystown Lake Tussey Mountain Centre County Mifflin County Juniata County Franklin County Fulton County Bedford County Blair County As of the census of 2010, there were 45,913 people and 17,280 households within the county; the population density was 52 people per square mile. There were 22,365 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 92.50% White, 5.21% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, 0.92% from two or more races.
1.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.9 % were of 17.1 % American, 11.1 % Irish, 7.5 % English and 5.7 % Italian ancestry. There were 16,759 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.60% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.92. In the county, the population was spread out with 21.70% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 109.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.20 males. Everyone that lives in Huntingdon County speaks English as their first language; the dominant form of speech in Huntingdon County is the Central Pennsylvania accent of English.
In some areas of the county, such as Kishacoquillas Valley, where many Amish and Mennonite people live, a dialect of German known as Pennsylvania Dutch is spoken. The United States Office of Management and Budget has designated Huntingdon County as the Huntingdon, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area; as of the 2010 census the micropolitan area ranked 11th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 249th most populous in the United States with a population of 45,913. Mark Sather Scott Walls Jeffrey Thomas John H. Eichelberger Jr. Republican, Pennsylvania's 30th Senatorial District Jake Corman, Pennsylvania's 34th Senatorial District Rich Irvin, Pennsylvania's 81st Representative District John Joyce, Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district Pat Toomey, Republican Bob Casey, Jr. Democrat Huntingdon Area School District Juniata Valley School District Mount Union Area School District Southern Huntingdon County School District Tussey Mountain School District Tyrone Area School District Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center: Mill Creek Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 New Day Charter School: Huntingdon Stone Valley Community Charter School: McAlevy's Fort Calvary Christian Academy: Huntingdon Class School: Mill Creek Grier School: Birmingham Huntingdon Christian Academy: Huntingdon Huntingdon County Child & Adult Development Center Meadow Green Mennonite School: Three Springs Shavers Creek Christian School: Petersburg Tiny Tots Childcare and Learning Center: Shade Gap West Penn F Grace Brethren: Saxton Woodcock Valley Center on Children: Huntingdon Juniata College, a small, independent liberal arts college, is located in the county seat of Huntingdon.
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