Located among the Allegheny Mountains in Central Pennsylvania, Blair County is home to many technology firms, manufacturers and logistic operations. Blair County's major city, Altoona, is the largest retail catch basin between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh and is only minutes from Penn State University. Major employers in Blair County include: Pennsylvania State Government, The Altoona Hospital, Altoona Area School District, United States Government, and Bon Secours Holy Family.* Blair County (population 128,391) was created on February 26, 1846, from parts of Huntingdon and Bedford Counties and named for John Blair, a prominent citizen. Hollidaysburg, the county seat, was named for Adam and William Holliday, early settlers. Blair County (526 square miles) offers attractions that include intriguing historical sites, thrilling amusement parks and entertainment centers, cultural experiences and performances, and a variety of four season outdoor activities. Blair County is also known for its fabulous antique shops and outlets.
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