Somerset County

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Roundtable Leaders

Honorable Daniel Rullo
(814) 445-1486
Doug Walters, Director
(814) 445-1661

Somerset County was the site of the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794. Its 1,074 square miles contain mountains and rolling hills. Mt. Davis, the highest point in Pennsylvania extends 3,213 feet above sea level.

The county is known for its coal, timber and farmland; the largest employers are manufacturing, agriculture and tourism. Somerset County is the second largest producer of maple sugar in the United States. It also produces fabricated metal products, camping trailers, truck bodies and hose nozzles.

In response to comments by President Bush, Somerset County was recently named "America's County". Somerset County is the site of the Quecreek Miners rescue, the United Airlines Flight 93 crash, the Windber Research Institute, North American Hoganas (powdered metals producer), the Great Allegheny Passage rail-trail, and many other visitor sites.

Somerset County

Somerset County Facts

Population
80,023
Class
6th
Founded
1795
County Seat
Somerset, PA
Website
www.co.somerset.pa.us
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