General Information About Westmoreland County, PA

General Information About
Westmoreland County, PA Overview : Statistics : History : Map : Cities, Town, Boroughs, Townships

Overview

Fall Scene in Penn TownshipThis overview of Westmoreland County, PA is provided by InWestmoreland.com, a for-profit website developer whose mission is to promote businesses, services, and events in Westmoreland County. While not meant to be exhaustive, we provide here a picture of the dynamic energy, historic depth, and social and commercial strength of the place we call home.

Located in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County is part of the Laurel Highlands. Greensburg, its County Seat, lies 34 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA. Companies considering Westmoreland County as a place to do business will find industrial, distribution, and technology parks strategically located throughout the county, in addition to the availability of air, freight, and truck transportation. World class manufacturers such as Elliot, Kennametal, and Timken Latrobe Steel, head a list of nearly two dozen precision industrial suppliers. Sony maintains its own large television assembly complex in Westmoreland County.

Overview of Latrobe

Over 7,500 small businesses in Westmoreland County provide a tremendous range of products and services. Most pride themselves on maintaining a personal touch, where their concern for each customer and their conscientious approach to providing quality service comes before anything else.

In the midst of growth and developing industry, Westmoreland County retains a strong tradition of farming and land conservation. Working farms provide for many of the counties agricultural needs.

A short drive from any bustling industrial or commercial center, Westmoreland County presents rolling green hills, streams, picturesque farms, and quiet country getaways.

Farm Scene in Westmoreland County

Rich in recreational and conservation areas, Westmoreland County, PA boasts dozens of county and state parks, country clubs, state game lands, state forests, and nature preserves. In addition, there are many great parks and recreation areas maintained by townships and localities. Westmoreland County boasts many fine tourist events and attractions, with something available all year long, from covered bridges to apple festivals, holiday celebrations, ski resorts, and family fun parks.

Fort Ligonier

Westmoreland County’s history goes back before the American Revolution. In August of 1763, the Battle of Bushy Run during the French & Indian War was fought near present day Jeannette, PA, relieving Fort Pitt and setting in play the historical forces that would shape the region. Governor Richard Penn approved an Act of Assembly that formed Westmoreland County on February 26th, 1773. The original County Seat at Hanna’s Town was burned by raiding Senecas, acting with the aid of the British, in 1782.

Today, Westmoreland County is home to families and businesses marked by an inspiring commitment to their communities. People here believe in making their neighbors feel welcome and in extending a helping hand when circumstances require. Professionals willingly give back to the communities that have helped them succeed. Our Chambers of Commerce work to empower local entrepreneurs, so that their success may enrich the communities they serve. Westmoreland County government encourages the investment and diversification of large industry, and the county’s infrastructure and workforce remain healthy resources for any potential employer.

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Statistics About Westmoreland County

The eighth largest county in Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County encompasses some 1,025 square miles and has a population of 368,983. Westmoreland County, PA is comprised of 21 townships and over 280 boroughs, cities, towns, and villages.

Over 50% of Westmoreland County households earn between $25,000 and $75,000 per year, with a median household income of over $37,000. 85.6% of our residents are High School graduates and 20.2% have earned a bachelors degree or higher.

In Westmoreland County, over 25% of businesses are women owned.

In October of 2003, the regions firefighters, police, and emergency responders acquired a state-of-the-art training facility when Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) dedicated an $8 million Public Safety Training Center. The training center is located off Reduction Road in South Huntingdon Township.

Additional statistical information can be found at the Quick Facts area of the U.S. Census Bureau website  and, separated by community, at the Economic Growth Connection website.

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Westmoreland County History

History is right next door.  From Greensburg to West Overton, local history and Pennsylvania history are an important part of Westmoreland County PA’s tourism and economic development strategies.  The Westmoreland County Historical Society provides outstanding information and conservation efforts throughout the year.

Winter in Greensburg

The first county established in Pennsylvania west of the Allegheny Mountains, Westmoreland County originally encompassed a vast area of Western Pennsylvania, including current day Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties. Parts of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, and Indiana counties were also included in this Mother of Counties.

With 65 municipalities, Westmoreland County, PA is home to 369,993 residents and encompasses a land area of 1,025 square miles.  Located in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County is part of the Laurel Highlands. Greensburg, a town steeped in Pennsylvania history, is the county seat and lies 34 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA. Companies considering Westmoreland County as a place to do business will find industrial, distribution, and technology parks strategically located throughout the county, in addition to the availability of air, freight, and truck transportation. World class manufacturers such as Elliot, Kennametal, and Timken Latrobe Steel head a list of nearly two dozen precision industrial suppliers. Sony maintains its own large television assembly complex in Westmoreland County.

Over 7,500 small businesses in Westmoreland County provide a tremendous range of products and services. Most pride themselves on maintaining a personal touch, where their concern for each customer and their conscientious approach to providing quality service comes before anything else.

Westmoreland County Maps

Westmoreland County Map and North Huntingdon Township Map
Maps of Westmoreland County and North Huntingdon Township prepared by Hampton Publishing for the Norwin Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on how your community can have local maps published, please contact Hampton Publishing at 1-866-837-1444
To purchase printed copies of the maps below, please contact the Norwin Chamber of Commerce at 724-863-0888.

Download Westmoreland County Side of Map

Download North Huntingdon Side of Map

These maps were made possible by the many fine Advertisers listed on this page.  Where an Advertiser’s name appears as a hyperlink, you may click on the link to visit their website. The North Huntingdon Township map was published by Hampton Publishing.

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