A diverse industrial base in Clearfield County provides stability to the local economy. Major employers in Clearfield County include: Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.; Pennsylvania State Government, Dubois Regional Medical Center, Dubois Area School District, and Penn Traffic Company.* Clearfield County (population 83,167) was created on March 26, 1804, from parts of Huntingdon and Lycoming Counties and named for Clearfield Creek. The creek's name alluded to openings or clear fields. For many years, Clearfield County functioned as part of Centre County, not electing its own commissioners until 1812. It was organized for judicial purposes in 1822. Clearfield, the county seat, was incorporated as a borough on April 21, 1840. Clearfield County (1,147 square miles) is one of America's few easy-to-reach mountain woodland areas. Only a few hours drive from most of the Northeastern United States, it’s wooded Appalachian Mountains are creased by pristine creeks and streams and sprinkled with clear mountain lakes. The geography is mountainous with high peaks and deep valleys.
Principal cities, towns or municipalities
Chamber of Commerce
- Clearfield Chamber of Commerce
- Greater DuBois Area Chamber of Commerce
- Reynoldsville Area Chamber of Commerce
Borough Building, Reynoldsville, PA 15851
- Sykesville Area Chamber of Commerce
Box 71, Sykesville, PA 15865
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Housing, recreation, shopping, restaurants
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