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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:
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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Pennsylvania Schools

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Elementary Schools

New Franklin El Sch
(717) 261-3454
3584 Wayne Rd
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Thomas Wharton El Sch
(717) 291-6281
705 N Mary St
Lancaster, PA 17603

Middle Schools

Palmerton Area Ms
(610) 826-2492
3529 Fireline Rd
Palmerton, PA 18071
Intermediate Sch
(610) 775-5083
600 Governor Dr
Shillington, PA 19607

High Schools

Dubois Area Shs
(814) 371-8111
425 Orient Ave
Du Bois, PA 15801
New Castle Jshs
(724) 656-4700
300 E Lincoln Ave
New Castle, PA 16101

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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