Everett, Pennsylvania

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Everett is a borough in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,905 at the 2000 census.

Everett's original name was Bloody Run, after a creek which was the site of a battle between settlers and Native Americans. The town was renamed in honor of politician and orator Edward Everett.

Bestselling American novelist Dean Koontz was born in Everett.



Everett is located at 40°0′51″N 78°22′24″W / 40.01417°N 78.37333°W / 40.01417; -78.37333 (40.014049, -78.373202)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.

Located in a valley of the Allegheny Mountains, Everett sits within a natural transportation corridor where the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River has carved a water gap through Tussey Mountain. The Alleghenies are a sub-region of the much larger Appalachian Mountains, and cover an area of central Pennsylvania, western Maryland and northern West Virginia. The countryside surrounding Everett is composed mainly of large forested areas, extensive agricultural fields, pasture, small villages, and woodlots.

Pennsylvania's longest hiking trail, Mid State Trail, passes directly through the center of town.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,905 people, 876 households, and 515 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,773.4 people per square mile (687.4/km²). There were 967 housing units at an average density of 900.2/sq mi (348.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.43% White, 0.52% African American, 0.26% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

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