Borough of Brookville, PA

Brookville is a borough in Jefferson County, PA located along State Route 322 between Reynoldsville and Corsica. Brookville is the county seat of Jefferson County and was home to 3905 people according to the 2010 US Census.Brookville is governed by seven council members and a mayor, all elected by citizens of the borough. Brookville Borough offices are located at 18 Western Ave.

 The Brookville area was initially settled in the late 1790s and the first known settler in what is today Brookville is said to have arrived 1801. In 1830 Brookville was laid out as a town as well as the County Seat of Jefferson County. The lumber industry provided the main industrial source for early Brookville as timbering operations used the area watershed to float lumber from the area to Pittsburgh. With the arrival of the railroad in 1873 Brookville industry and commercial development continued as many new companies came to the area, including the Twyford Motor Car Company, which produced the world's first 4 wheel drive automobile and operated in Brookville from 1905 to 1907. Coal mining was also an important industry for the Brookville area during the 1900’s.

 Today Brookville still supports the lumber industry, but coal has given way to natural gas mining and exploration. Interstate 80, located just north of Brookville borough continues to stimulate the local economy and tourism is important to the Brookville area. In addition to the Brookville Historic District, many tourists visit the "Gateway to Cook Forest" and the annual Western PA Laurel Festival each summer. Brookville maintains four major parks within the borough, including the Dr. Walter Dick Memorial Park and offers citizens and visitors many playgrounds, basketball courts, swimming and picnic areas.

External Links for Brookville:
Brookville Borough Site - http://psabdns4.com/brookvilleborough.org/hello-world/
Brookville Hospital - http://www.brookvillehospital.org/
Brookville School District - http://www.basd.us/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
Brookville Fire Dept -http://www.bvfc2.net/

 

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