Introduction to Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in Cambria county, is 57 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The earliest settlers arrived in in 1770. Johnstown was originally organized as a town by a Swiss German immigrant, Joseph Johns or Josef Schantz in 1800. The community was also named after him. The settlement was known as Schantzstadt at that time, but it was later anglicized into Johnstown. This region is remembered for the three floods it suffered in 1889, 1936 and 1977.
Johnstown and Nearby Attractions
- Johnstown Flood Museum
- Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
- DelGrosso's Amusement Park
- Johnstown Inclined Plane
- Blue Knob State Park
- Marcia Ponas Doll Museum
Things To Do In Johnstown
Johnstown houses numerous museums namely, Johnstown Flood Museum, Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Portage Station Museum and Windber Coal Heritage Center. There are also several historic sites including Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Holsopple Train Station, and Johnstown Flood National Memorial. Local parks include Blue Knob State Park, Kooser State Park, and Laurel Mountain State Park. The world's steepest vehicular inclined slope is in Johnston. The city provides opportunities for shopping, entertainment, family activities, and spectator sports.
Pittsburgh International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Johnstown Higher Education
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and Cambria County Area Community College are the local colleges.