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
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 railroad is closed up for the first time in several years. The 7:30 train stuck fast in the snow at DAVIS' cut and could not get either way. The weather is 16 degrees below zero, and nothing can be done to...Read MORE...
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 threatened for a time to wipe out this place was checked early this morning by the hard work of firemen aided by hundreds of citizens.
1916 Ebensburg, a banking post-borough, summer-resort, and capital of Cambria co., Pa., is on on eminence 23 miles W. of Altoona, on the Pennsylvania R. It has coal-mines, woollen-mills, tanneries, and an extensive trade in lumber. Pop. in 1900, 1574. Elevation, about 2200 feet. Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1
Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916
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