Indiana is a Borough in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. It was incorporated in 1816. The current population is approximately 14,194 (2014 Census).
Indiana Borough was chartered in 1805 as the county seat of Indiana County. Through the 1800’s the town grew as the county prospered because of agriculture and timber pursuits. In the 1900’s, the economic basis for the area changed to major coal operations. Today, Indiana is the site of the Downtown Indiana Historic District encompassing the land upon which the borough was originally laid, and reflects the prosperity of its historic past.
While touring the Historic District you will see a variety of buildings dating back to as early as 1824, although the majority were constructed between 1870 and 1930. Also within the Historic District are six properties individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places including the Old Borough Hall, the Old Courthouse, the Old Jail, and Sheriff’s Office, the James Mitchell House, the Silas M. Clark House and the National Guard Armory.
Indiana Borough has many assets including its status as the historical seat of county government, regional center of business and commerce, home of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the birthplace of actor Jimmy Stewart.
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