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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:
- Keystone State
- Virtue, Liberty, and Independence
- 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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- Connoquenessing El Sch
- (724) 287-8721
- 102 Connoquenessing School Rd
- Renfrew, PA 16053
- Sipesville El Sch
- (814) 445-7789
- 1036 Schoolhouse Road
- Sipesville, PA 15561
- Pine Richland Ms
- (724) 625-3111
- 100 Logan Rd
- Gibsonia, PA 15044
- South Brook Ms
- (412) 572-8170
- 779 Dunster St
- Pittsburgh, PA 15226
- Greensburg Salem Hs
- (724) 832-2960
- 65 Mennel Dr
- Greensburg, PA 15601
- Boyertown Area Shs
- (610) 369-7435
- 120 N Monroe St
- Boyertown, PA 19512
Sex Offender Information for Pennsylvania
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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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