Place:Boalsburg, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameBoalsburg
Alt namesBoolsburgsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42002421
TypeVillage
Coordinates40.783°N 77.787°W
Located inCentre, Pennsylvania, United States
Also located inHarris, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States    
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Boalsburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Harris Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,722 at the 2010 census. The village claims to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. The name Boalsburg comes from the Boal family who settled the region. The fourth generation of the Boal family, Col. Theodore Davis Boal, married a descendant of Christopher Columbus and brought the Columbus Chapel to the Boal Mansion from Spain in 1909 including an Admiral's Desk that belonged to Columbus himself. The Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion Museum (http://boalmuseum.com) are open to the public. Boalsburg originally was on the main road for travelers from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, with the David Boal tavern that housed travelers still standing today. It is also home to the Pennsylvania Military Museum, as well as the headquarters of the Civil War reenacting unit, 3rd Pennsylvania Light Artillery Battery B. The Tussey Mountain Ski Area is also located in the Boalsburg area.

The Boalsburg Historic District and Hill House were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. The Boal Mansion was added the following year.

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