Centre County

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Roundtable Leaders

Honorable Johnathan Grine
(814) 355-6733
Julia Sprinkle, Director
(814) 355-6755

Bellefonte, the county seat of Centre County, has been home to five Pennsylvania governors. The 1,115 square mile area has beautiful foothills, mountains and valleys.

Centre County is known for timber, mining, natural gas, farming and agriculture, and is the home of Penn State University and the Nittany Lions. Major employers include the University, Corning-Asahi, Murata Electronics North, Centre Community Hospital, the county government and agriculture. The county is a center for major research. It also produces limestone products, brass fabrication, electronics and high technology.

Tourism is vital to the continued growth of Centre County in the 21st century, as evidenced by the lodging, restaurants and retail facilities that are quickly emerging. Penn State, the Bryce Jordan Center, the expansion of Beaver Stadium and the Penn Stater Conference Center have made tourism the number two industry. These things coupled with a relaxing drive through the countryside, some fishing in the clear, cool mountain stream or a visit to a variety of historical and cultural attractions help make Centre County an up-and-coming destination.

Centre County

Centre County Facts

Population
135,758
Class
5th
Founded
1800
County Seat
Bellefonte, PA
Website
www.co.centre.pa.us
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