Eighty Four, Pennsylvania

Eighty Four is a census-designated place in Somerset, Nottingham, North Strabane, and South Strabane townships in Washington County, Pennsylvania. It lies approximately 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Pittsburgh and is in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. The population was 657 at the 2010 census.

Eighty Four, Pennsylvania
Countryside in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania
Countryside in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania
Eighty Four is located in Pennsylvania
Eighty Four
Eighty Four
Location of Eighty Four in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°10′55″N 80°7′59″W / 40.18194°N 80.13306°W / 40.18194; -80.13306
CountryUnited States
 • Total6.60 sq mi (17.10 km2)
 • Land6.60 sq mi (17.10 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,049 ft (320 m)
 • Total645
 • Density97.71/sq mi (37.73/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
Area code724
FIPS code42-22736
GNIS feature ID1174062[3]

Eighty Four contains the 84 Lumber company's headquarters.[4] Eighty Four is a part of the Canon-McMillan, Trinity, Ringgold, and Bentworth school districts.

Eighty Four is accessible via PA Route 519 and PA Route 136 and interstates 79 and 70. The closest international airport is the Pittsburgh International Airport approximately 25 miles northwest of Eighty Four in Findlay Township, Pennsylvania.

Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

Origin of name edit

Eighty Four was originally named Smithville. Due to postal confusion with another town of the same name, its name was changed to "Eighty Four" on July 28, 1884.[6] The origin of the name is uncertain. It has been suggested that the town was named in honor of Grover Cleveland's 1884 election as President of the United States,[7] but that occurred after the town was named. Another possibility is the town's mile marker on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.[6] Another is that the town was named after the year the town's post office was built, by a postmaster who "didn't have a whole lot of imagination."[8]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  2. ^ "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Oct 12, 2022.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eighty Four, Pennsylvania
  4. ^ Alexander, Dan. "Daughter Knows Best: Inside The 84 Lumber Saga". Forbes. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Eighty-four, Pa. turns 100". The Ledger. The Associated Press. 1984-07-28. Retrieved 2009-10-02.
  7. ^ Algeo, Matthew (2011). Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. p. 179. ISBN 9781569767078.
  8. ^ Greene, Robin (1984-07-26). "Eighty Four celebrates 100 years". The Bulletin. UPI. Retrieved 2009-10-02.