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Borough of Tyrone PA

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The Tyrone area was first settled in 1851 and was called Eagleville, since the Little Bald Eagle flowed through the community. In 1852 the community was called Tyrone City, after the County Tyrone in Ireland. This was shortened to Tyronesm“Tyrone” when the petition was sent to court and on July 27, 1857 the court delcared Tyrone as a borough. The community at this time had a population of around 700 people. On August 11, 1857, the Borough had its first election. Jonathan Burley was elected Burgess and John D. Bell, William R. Maxwell, Samuel Berlin, J. W. Jones and Caleb Guyer were elected Councilmen. Tyrone’s first government building was erected in 1857. It was a two-story brick building. The Citizens Fire Co. used the first floor, and the Borough Council occupied the second. In 1916, Tyrone Borough constructed its current government building at 1100 Logan Avenue. The builder was J. Van Hildebrand and the architect was W. F. Wise. The total cost for this building was $24,640. All businesses closed at noon so that all people could attend the dedication ceremony of the boroughs new building.

Tyrone is located along the main lines of transportation in Pennsylvania. First when the Pennsylvania Canal System was created, Tyrone was on the Main Line Canal part of the Juniata Division of the Canal System. Then when the Railroad Industry started booming in the area Tyrone was the central network for four railroad lines; Pennsylvania, Tyrone and Clearfield, Tyrone and Lock Haven, and Lewisburg and Tyrone. Today Tyrone is known as the hub of the highways with main access to US-220, PA-453, PA-350 and I-99 highways.

TyronelgTyrone borough is in Blair County, Pennsylvania, located just northeast of the city of Altoona. Tyrone was of considerable commercial importance in During the twentieth century. Tyrone Borough had several commercial industries like; chemical and candy factories, planing and paper mill, and Tyrone was also an outlet for the Clearfield coal fields. and it was noted for the manufacture of paper products. There were planing mills, and chemical and candy factories. The Tyrone Borough Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. Tyrone is part of the Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of Tyrone at the 2010 census was 5,477. A few current Tyrone businesses include; Gardner's Candies, Allegheny Mountain Radio Network, Nittany Web Works, The W.F.Hiller Agency which has been a Tyrone fixture since 1892. Some Notable people from the Tyrone area; Fred Waring a musician and television personality. Dylan Lane a famous game show host. Marcy Rylan a soap opera star from the Guiding Light. Also in October 2009 several scences from the Tony Scott film Unstoppable were filmed in and around Tyrone, PA. View our Photos of the Borough of Tyrone PA.

The Tyrone Borough Municipal Building is located at:
1100 Logan Avenue
Tyrone, PA 16686
Borough Office (814) 684-1330

The Municipal Building houses: offices of the Mayor, Borough Manager, Administrative Assistant, Payment office (including Water, Sewer, Taxes and Fines), Code Enforcement, Tyrone Police Department and the Emergency Management Office.

The Municipal Building is open Monday – Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM.
The payment office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM.

The Tyrone Police Department
1100 Logan Ave
Tyrone, PA 16686  
Emergency call 911
Non Emergency call (814) 684-1364

Tyrone Fire Departments:
Neptune Fire Co Number 1
1701 Lincoln Ave
Tyrone, PA 16686

Bald Eagle Volunteer Fire Co
13389 S Eagle Valley Rd
Tyrone, PA 16686

Tyrone Borough Council meets on the second Monday of each month at 7pm. The meetings are held in the Council Chambers located on the second floor of the Municipal Building.


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