Blair County

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Roundtable Leaders

Honorable Timothy Sullivan
(814) 317-1623
Ashley Gehrdes, Director
(814) 693-3130
 
 

Blair County is home of the world famous Horseshoe Curve, and was once the site of the world's largest locomotive and railcar repair shops.

Its 531 square miles encompass forests, farmland, mountains and valleys. Agriculture and dairy farming are the number one industry in the county, followed by tourism, retail (with the largest center between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh), services, manufacturing and health care. The county produces diesel electric locomotives, paper products, glass fabricated products, Slinky toys, DelGrosso food products and leak and spill response products.

In 1850, the City of Altoona was known as the "Gateway to the West." Now it is home to the Altoona Curve, a double-A minor league baseball team affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates. It is the permanent home of "The Wall that Heals," a formerly traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial; and, it boasts the only figure-eight, side-friction, wooden roller coaster, an attraction listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Blair County

Blair County Facts

Population
129,114
Class
5th
Founded
1846
County Seat
Hollidaysburg, PA
Website
http://www.blairco.org/Pages/default.aspx
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