Eighty Four, Pennsylvania

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Eighty Four
Census-designated place
Eighty Four is located in Pennsylvania
Eighty Four
Eighty Four
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°10′55″N 80°7′59″W / 40.18194°N 80.13306°W / 40.18194; -80.13306Coordinates: 40°10′55″N 80°7′59″W / 40.18194°N 80.13306°W / 40.18194; -80.13306
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Washington
Elevation 1,049 ft (320 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 657
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 15330
Area code(s) 724
GNIS feature ID 1174062[2]

Eighty Four is a small census-designated place in Somerset, North Strabane , North Bethlehem and South Strabane Townships in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. It lies approximately 25 miles southwest of Pittsburgh and is in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census the population was 657 residents.

Eighty Four is home to the 84 Lumber company's world headquarters and home of the first 84 Lumber store. Eighty Four is a part of the Canon-McMillan, Trinity, Ringgold, and Bentworth school districts. The Avalon Motor Inn in Eighty Four was featured in the 2002 film The Mothman Prophecies.

Eighty Four is accessible via Pennsylvania Route 519 and Route 136 and interstates 79 and 70. The closest international airport is the Pittsburgh International Airport in Findlay Township.

Origin of name[edit]

Eighty Four was originally named Smithville. Due to postal confusion with another town of the same name, its name was changed to "Eighty Four" on July 28, 1884.[3] Though the origin of the name is uncertain, it has been speculated that the town was named in honour of Grover Cleveland's 1884 election as President of the United States, or for the town's mile marker on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.[3] Another theory states that the town was named after the year that the town's post office was built, by a postmaster who "didn't have a whole lot of imagination."[4]

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