Introduction to Tyrone, Pennsylvania
Tyrone, Pennsylvania, in Blair county, is 93 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The town, which is included in the Altoona metropolitan area, had 5,528 residents as of the 2000 census.
Tyrone, which was founded in 1850 as Eagleville, was also known as Shorbsville before being given its present name. It grew as a railroad town, but the depot at South Pennsylvania Avenue was torn down in 1968 when the train business deteriorated. After 1975, Tyrone functioned as the connecting point of Altoona and State College because of the Route 220 By-pass. The development of Tyrone picked up when it was connected by the Fiber Optic Super Highway.
Tyrone and Nearby Attractions
- Juniata College Museum of Art
- Railroaders Memorial Museum
- Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
- Baker Mansion
- Black Moshannon State Park
- Whipple Dam State Park
Things To Do In Tyrone
The Railroaders Memorial Museum celebrates the contributions of Railroaders and their families to the lives of Americans. Exhibits displayed at the 1,500-acre Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site narrate the history of the Allegheny Portage Railroad. The Hollsopple Train Station that was previously part of the Baltimore & Ohio rail line is accessible from Tyrone. An ironmaster's house named Baker Mansion has been restored near Tyrone. Opportunities for fishing, swimming, and camping are available at the Black Moshannon State Park, the Canoe Creek State Park, and the Gallitzin State Park.
The Harrisburg International Airport is located close to Tyrone.
Tyrone Higher Education
Penn State Altoona, Juniata College, and Mount Aloysius College are situated near Tyrone.