Salladasburg, Pennsylvania

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Salladasburg is a borough in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The population was 260, at the 2000 census, making it the smallest borough in Lycoming County. It is part of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is home of Cohick's Trading Post and its famous home made ice cream.

Salladasburg is located on Larrys Creek, at the confluence of the Second Fork of Larrys Creek. It is also located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 287 and Pennsylvania Route 973.

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History

Salladasburg was laid out by Jacob P. Sallada in 1837. He started the town with lots for homes and built a church for use by Lutherans and Presbyterians only. The population of Salladasburg was 374 as of the 1890 census and is now set at just 260 residents. The borough had a number of stores and shops, one hotel, a gristmill, and tannery. There were two schools and three churches. Salladasburg was incorporated as a borough in May 1883 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Geography

Salladasburg is located at 41°16′40″N 77°13′33″W / 41.27778°N 77.22583°W / 41.27778; -77.22583 (41.277733, -77.225907).[3] It is surrounded by Mifflin Township.[4] As the crow flies, Lycoming County is about 130 miles (209 km) northwest of Philadelphia and 165 miles (266 km) east-northeast of Pittsburgh.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 260 people, 105 households, and 70 families residing in the borough. The population density was 333.7 people per square mile (128.7/km²). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 145.0/sq mi (55.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.23% White, and 0.77% from two or more races.

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