Juniata County's economic base is diverse. It includes manufacturing, service industries, agriculture and related industries. Major employers include: Empire Koser Poultry Inc., Triangle Pacific Corporation, Juniata County School District and Zimmerman Truck Lines Inc.* Juniata County (population 22,877, 392 square miles) was created on March 2, 1831, from part of Mifflin County and named for the Juniata River. The Indian name "Juniata" is said to mean "people of the standing stone." Mifflintown, the county seat, was named for Governor Thomas Mifflin.
Farmers markets, antique shops, quilt and sewing stores and dozens of gift shops dot the countryside. The fertile farmlands of Juniata County display a diverse lifestyle from Amish farms to modern dairies. For outdoor enthusiasts there's no better place than Juniata County. The Class 1 rated Juniata River boasts access points at Mifflintown, Walker, Muskrat Springs and Thompsontown. Hunters and birdwatchers have access to almost 12,000 acres of state game lands and 120,000 acres of private farmland.
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*Employer information provided by Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.