Home, Pennsylvania

Home is an unincorporated village located in Rayne Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Home has the ZIP code 15747 and is a part of the telephone area code 724.

Home, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated village
Home is located in Pennsylvania
Home is located in the United States
Coordinates: 40°44′22″N 79°6′22″W / 40.73944°N 79.10611°W / 40.73944; -79.10611Coordinates: 40°44′22″N 79°6′22″W / 40.73944°N 79.10611°W / 40.73944; -79.10611
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code


The community received its name because its first post office was located in the "home" of postmaster Hugh Cannon in 1834.[1]

The author Edward Abbey moved to Home in 1931, having been born in the Indiana hospital and spending the first four-and-a-half years in other towns and villages in the area. Abbey, known for his great depictions of nature and its beauty, was said to have gotten much of his inspiration from growing up in Home.

The town was called Kellysburg until the early 1900s. Harry Burkett and his family moved to town in 1918. Harry Burkett started the post office in his home, which led to the town's name: everyone talked about going to the home post office, and eventually the town's name was changed from Kellysburg to Home.[contradictory]

In popular cultureEdit

The town became famous as the setting for an episode of the television show The X-Files entitled "Home" which originally aired on October 11, 1996. In the episode, Home is depicted as an idyllic "Mayberry" like town clouded by a reclusive local family with a dark secret. Although the episode was set in the town, it was actually filmed near the Canadian towns of Fort Langley and Surrey, British Columbia.[2]


  1. ^ Busovicki, John F. (2003). Indiana County. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. p. 106. ISBN 0-7385-1181-1.
  2. ^ "Home" (The X-Files) locations on IMDb