Place:Windber, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameWindber
TypeBorough
Coordinates40.235°N 78.831°W
Located inSomerset, Pennsylvania, United States
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Windber is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, eight miles (13 km) south of Johnstown. It was at one time a place of industrial activities which included coal mining, lumbering, and the manufacture of fire brick. In 1897, the community was founded by coal barons Charles and Edward Julius Berwind owners of the Berwind Corporation. 8,013 people lived in Windber in 1910 and 9,057 in 1940; the population was 3,944 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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