Eighty Four, Pennsylvania

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Eighty Four, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
Countryside in the community
Countryside in the community
Eighty Four, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Eighty Four, Pennsylvania
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
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Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Washington
Elevation 1,049 ft (320 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 657
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 15330
Area code(s) 724
GNIS feature ID 1174062[2]

Eighty Four is a small unincorporated census-designated place in Somerset, North Strabane, North Bethlehem and South Strabane townships in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. It lies approximately 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Pittsburgh and is in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census the population contains 657 residents.

Eighty Four contains the 84 Lumber company's world headquarters.[3] Eighty Four is a part of the Canon-McMillan, Trinity, Ringgold, and Bentworth school districts.

Eighty Four is accessible via Pennsylvania Route 519 and Route 136 and interstates 79 and 70. The closest international airport is the Pittsburgh International Airport in Findlay Township.

Origin of name

Eighty Four was originally named Smithville. Due to postal confusion with another town of the same name, its name was changed to "Eighty Four" on July 28, 1884.[4] Though the origin of the name is uncertain, it has been suggested that the town was named in honor of Grover Cleveland's 1884 election as President of the United States, or for the town's mile marker on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.[4] Another claim states that the town was named after the year that the town's post office was built, by a postmaster who "didn't have a whole lot of imagination."[5]

See also

References

  1. "15330 Fact Sheet - American Fact Finder". Retrieved 2007-08-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eighty Four, Pennsylvania
  3. Alexander, Dan. "Daughter Knows Best: Inside The 84 Lumber Saga". Forbes. Retrieved 28 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Eighty-four, Pa. turns 100". The Ledger. The Associated Press. 1984-07-28. Retrieved 2009-10-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Greene, Robin (1984-07-26). "Eighty Four celebrates 100 years". The Bulletin. UPI. Retrieved 2009-10-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>