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Pennsylvania Profile

Although Swedes and Dutch were the first European settlers, William Penn, a Quaker, named Pennsylvania in honor of his father by combining the name Penn and the Latin term sylvania, which translates as "woodlands," to come up with "Penn's woodlands." Known as the "Keystone State," Pennsylvania is one of the original 13 colonies (it entered the Union in 1787). Today, two major cities dominate the state--Philadelphia, home of the Liberty Bell, Constitution Hall, and a thriving metropolitan area, and Pittsburgh, a busy inland river port. The Amish, a group of people who live without the use of modern technology, live in the countryside of Pennsylvania. The capital is Harrisburg and the state bird is the ruffed grouse. ...Read more here: Pennsylvania - The Keystone State

Capital City:
Harrisburg
Nickname:
Keystone State
Motto:
Virtue, Liberty, and Independence
Statehood:
December 12, 1787
Origin of State's Name:
Named in honor of Admiral William Penn, father of William Penn the state's founder, and means Penn's Woods
Largest Cities:
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, Allentown, Scranton
Border States:
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, West Virginia
Land Area:
44,820 sq. mi., 32rd
State Bird:
Ruffed Grouse
State Flower:
Mountain Laurel
State Tree:
Eastern Hemlock
State Song:
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Pennsylvania Schools

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Elementary Schools

Clarion Limestone El Sch
(814) 764-6006
4091 C L School Road
Strattanville, PA 16258
Nippenose Valley El Sch
(570) 745-7111
7190 South Route 44 Highway
Williamsport, PA 17702

Middle Schools

Sulzberger Mayer Ms
(215) 581-5510
4725 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Washington Polytechnic Academy
(412) 622-3480
169 40th St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

High Schools

Jefferson County Dubois Avts
(814) 653-8265
576 Vo Tech Rd
Reynoldsville, PA 15851
Pocono Mountain East Hs/Academ
(570) 839-7121
Po Box 200
Swiftwater, PA 18370

Sex Offender Information for Pennsylvania

For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.

In Pennsylvania, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us/. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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