About Jefferson County | Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

About Jefferson County

Jefferson County is linked by a modern network of highway and railway systems and is the only county to have a full service airport located along an interstate highway.

U.S. Interstate 80, also known as the Keystone Shortway, crosses the middle of Jefferson County for 36 miles from west to east with four intersections with major state and federal highways. I-80 provides residents and businesses easy access to many of the country’s major metropolitan areas and second tier cities.

Exits include 73 at Corsica, 78 at Brookville/Sigel, 81 at Hazen and 86 at Reynoldsville. Principal interstate highways passing through the county include U.S. Route 119, 219 and 322, plus State Routes 28, 36, 536, 830, 949 and 950.

GEOGRAPHIC PROFILE

  • Land Area: 655 square miles/419,200 acres
  • Townships: 24
  • Borough: 10
  • Cities: 0
  • Contiguous Counties: Clearfield, Indiana, Clarion, Forest, Elk
  • County Seat:  Borough of Brookville

UTILITIES

  • Electric: GPU Energy/United Electric Company (Unilec)
  • Telephone: Verizon/Alltell
  • Natural Gas: National Fuel Gas Company/T.W. Phillips
  • Water and Sewer: Municipal Authorities

WEATHER CONDITIONS

  • January: 26.8º
  • April: 47.9º
  • July: 1.4º
  • October: 52.6º

MEDIA
Newspapers:

Radio Stations:     3
Television Stations:     0

TOP TEN EMPLOYERS

  • Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
  • Punxsutawney Area School District
  • Brookville Hospital
  • Punxsutawney Area Hospital Inc.
  • Brookville Area School District
  • Owens-Illinois Closure Inc.
  • Jeffco Health Services
  • Brockway Pressed Metal Inc.
  • Specialty Equipment
  •  Brookville Wood Products Inc.

[Read more about Jefferson County on Wikipedia.]