Mifflin County has primarily a manufacturing economic base. Major employers in the county include: Freedom Forge Corp Standard Steel, Mifflin County School District, Lewistown Hospital, CNH Global, and Overhead Door Corp.* Mifflin County (population 46,554, 411 square miles) was created on September 19, 1789, from parts of Cumberland and Northumberland Counties and named for Governor Thomas Mifflin. Lewistown, the county seat, was named for William Lewis, local ironmaster. Farmers markets, antique shops, quilt and sewing stores and dozens of gift shops dot the countryside. The fertile farmlands of Mifflin County display a diverse lifestyle from Amish farms to modern dairies. For outdoor enthusiasts, there's no better place than Mifflin County. The Class 1 rated Juniata River boasts access points at Newton-Hamilton and Granville. 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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