Homer City, Pennsylvania

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Homer City is a borough in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,844 at the 2000 census. The Homer City Generating Station is located outside of Homer City but it takes its name from the borough. Homer City is located in the Indiana metro area. The community was named for the famous Greek poet Homer.

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History

The history of Homer City dates back to the mid-18th century, when settlers began to establish homesteads on lands previously owned by six Indian nations. The village of Homer City was laid out in 1854 by William Wilson, who named it after the ancient Greek poet, Homer.[citation needed] Businesses within the borough that provide goods and services to residents include a pharmacy, a bank, a grocery store, a dollar store, restaurants, a laundromat, a hair salon, physician's offices and other service oriented businesses.

A book called The Roving Red Rangers or Laura Lamar of the Susquehanna by Charles Asbury Robinson, was set in the Homer City area. It was published by the author in 1902.

State Representative Dave Reed was born in Homer City/Indiana and attended Homer-Center High School. He still resides in the Indiana area. The Homer City Generating Station has the tallest chimney in the United States and the third tallest in the world.

The borough's local radio station is 1160 WCCS "The Voice of Indiana County".

General information

  • ZIP Code: 15748
  • Area Code: 724
  • Local Phone Exchanges: 479 915

Education

The Borough is a part of the Homer-Center School District, with the schools being located just south of the Borough line.

Famous residents

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