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Borough of Hollidaysburg PA.

Posted in Blair County, Pa Information

Hollidaysburg Borough consists of 2.35 square miles of land in Blair County, Pennsylvania. It serves as the County Seat for Blair County and is home of the Blair County Courthouse as well as the Blair County Prison. According to the US Census Bureau, Hollidaysburg, Pa had a population of 5,791 people as of the 2010 census.

Founded as a borough in 1836, Hollidaysburg would become the County Seat of Blair County upon its organization in 1846.

Between 1834 and 1854 Hollidaysburg Borough served as an important point along the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal used by the Allegheny Portage Railroad.

Hollidaysburg offers full time police protection to its residents and employs a 7 man police force.

Several Community Parks can be found in the borough of Hollidaysburg, including Legion Park, Kelly Park and Canal Basin Park. Canal Basin Park includes a recreation of part of the Main Line Canal and is also home to the historic Riser House. Hollidaysburg Borough also owns Chimney Rocks Park, which is located in nearby Blair Township.

In 2011 Hollidaysburg Borough celebrated their 175th anniversary with concerts, car shows and honors for families of the founding members of the area.

The Borough is managed by a seven member elected council, an elected Mayor, as well as an appointed Borough Manager.

In 1989 Hollidaysburg created an historic district by ordinance to protect and preserve the architectural character of the Borough's historic buildings.

In 1991 the Hollidaysburg Community Partnership was established to initiate the revitalization of Hollidaysburg’s central business district. The Hollidaysburg Community Partnership is made up of volunteers from the local business and residential community and is under the direction of the Main Street Manager.

The center of Hollidaysburg is frequently referred to as "The Diamond," where the buildings and parking spaces form a diamond. This area serves as the hub for parades, festivals and other town celebrations.

Hollidaysburg Borough is also home of the famous Slinky, initially introduced by James Industries (currently Poof-Slinky, Inc).

Hollidaysburg is home to many local businesses. To search for a business in Hollidaysburg, simply search our business directory and include Hollidaysburg in your search! Our events page also includes information about Hollidaysburg events and Hollidaysburg photos can be found in our photo section!


Information Sources for this article include:
Hollidaysburgpa.org
Wikipedia

 

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