Place:Patton, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States


Alt namesMarks Millsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42019467
Coordinates40.634°N 78.651°W
Located inCambria, Pennsylvania, United States
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Patton is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is northwest of Altoona, in an agricultural region. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1900, 2,651 people lived here, and in 1910, 3,907 people inhabited Patton. The population was 1,769 at the 2010 census.

Patton is perhaps best known for an important local manufacturer, the Patton Clay Works. The Clay Works were one of the largest clay and brick concerns in the world in the first half of the 1900s. The company manufactured terra cotta products (pipe and tiles), building bricks, and pavers (known as "Patton Pavers") from 1893 until it closed in 1968. Bricks made there were used in the construction of the Panama Canal, and the pavers were used around the Eiffel Tower in France. The products were made from clay excavated from the area.

Due to the loss of the Clay Works, Patton’s population has had a major decline. In 1960 it had a population of 2,880, to an estimated 1,658 in 2016.

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