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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, USA

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Where is Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, USA? 

Ebensburg is a borough and the county seat of Cambria County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is located 16 miles (26 km) west of Altoona and surrounded by Cambria Township. It is situated in the Alleghenies about 2025 feet (617 m) above sea level. Ebensburg is located in a rich bituminous coal region. In the past, sawmills, tanneries, wool mills, a foundry, etc., operated there.

Ebensburg originated in November 1796, when Congregational Minister Rhees Lloyd led a small party of 20 Welsh from Philadelphia to the lands Morgan John Rhees had chosen for his Welsh colony. They selected an attractive spot in the tops of the Allegheny Mountains and there settled what would become Ebensburg, naming it for Eben Lloyd, who died in childhood. Lloyd offered land to the government in exchange for Ebensburg becoming the county seat, which the government accepted.Wikipedia


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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - Ebensburg Inn
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, USA

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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - High School
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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - The Penn-Eben Hotel
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News  1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...All Traffic Stopped.
Ebensburg, Pa., Feb. 9. - The Ebensburg branch of the Pennsylvania...Read MORE...

News  1910 - FIRE THREATENS A TOWN - Powder Explodes In Conflagration At Ebensburg, Pa.
Ebensburg, Pa., April 13. — A conflagration, which lighted the heavens for miles around, and...Read MORE...

1916
Ebensburg, a banking post-borough, summer-resort, and capital of Cambria co., Pa., is on on...Read MORE...


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flag  Emily Margaret EVANS (13 November 1853, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - , )
 

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