Snyder County, Pennsylvania

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Snyder County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population was 37,546. Snyder County was formed in 1855 from parts of Union County. The county seat is Middleburg[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 332 square miles (860 km²), of which 331 square miles (858 km²) is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) (0.29%) is water. Snyder County is in the Appalachian Mountain Section of the Ridge and Valley Province. Two parallel mountain ridges run southwest to northeast. The Susquehanna River is the eastern border. Between the ridges are steep hills, gently rolling hills, and flat creek valleys. With over 400 active farms in the county, agriculture plays an important role in the economy and environment. Roughly half the county remains forested with both softwoods and hardwoods.

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