Place:College, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameCollege
Alt namesState College
Agricultural Collegesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42032050
Centre Furnacesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42032050
Farm Schoolsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42032050
Farmer High Schoolsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42032050
TypeBorough
Coordinates40.791°N 77.859°W
Located inCentre, Pennsylvania, United States     (29 Aug 1896 - )
Also located inCollege (township), Centre, Pennsylvania, United States    
Contained Places
Cemetery
Pine Hall Cemetery
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is the largest designated borough in Pennsylvania. It is the principal borough of the six municipalities that make up the State College area, the largest settlement in Centre County and one of the principal cities of the greater State College-DuBois Combined Statistical Area with a combined population of 236,577 as of the 2010 United States Census. In the 2010 census, the borough population was 42,034 with approximately 105,000 living in the borough plus the surrounding townships often referred to locally as the "Centre Region." Many of these Centre Region communities also carry a "State College, PA" address although are not part of the borough of State College.[1]

State College is a college town, dominated economically and demographically by the presence of the University Park campus of the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). Lion Country is another used term to refer to the State College area, the term also includes the borough and the townships of College, Harris, Patton, and Ferguson. When including college and graduate students, State College is the third most populous city in Pennsylvania, after Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

History

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State College evolved from a village to a town in order to serve the needs of the Pennsylvania State College, founded as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania in 1855. State College was incorporated as a borough on August 29, 1896, and has grown with the college, which was renamed The Pennsylvania State University in 1953.

In 1973 State College adopted a home rule charter which took effect in 1976; since then, it has not been governed by the state's Borough Code, although it retains "Borough of State College" as its official name.

The university has a post office address of University Park, Pennsylvania. When Penn State changed its name from College to University in 1953, its president, Milton S. Eisenhower, sought to persuade the town to change its name as well. A referendum failed to yield a majority for any of the choices for a new name, and so the town remains State College. After this, Penn State requested a new name for its on-campus post office in the HUB-Robeson Center from the U.S. Post Office Department. The post office, which has since moved across an alley to the McAllister Building, is the official home of ZIP code 16802 (University Park).

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