Struble, Pennsylvania

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Struble
Unincorporated community
Struble is located in Pennsylvania
Struble
Struble
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°46′58″N 77°52′34″W / 40.78278°N 77.87611°W / 40.78278; -77.87611Coordinates: 40°46′58″N 77°52′34″W / 40.78278°N 77.87611°W / 40.78278; -77.87611
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Centre
Elevation 1,158 ft (353 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1188893[1]

Struble is an unincorporated community in Ferguson Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States.

The town was named after Conrad Struble, who owned a farm there which proved to lie over rich deposits of iron ore.[2] Mining began in 1880. The Bellefonte and Buffalo Run Railroad graded a right-of-way from Bellefonte to the ore pits in 1883, but track was not laid until 1887, by its successor the Buffalo Run, Bellefonte and Bald Eagle Railroad.[3] Even after the end of ore mining, Struble remained an important junction point on the railroad, now the Bellefonte Central.

With the expansion of State College, Struble has become a suburb of that borough.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Struble, Pennsylvania
  2. ^ "Conrad Struble". Retrieved 2007-01-28. 
  3. ^ Rudnicki, Jack; Bezilla, Mike (2001). "From Iron Ore to Limestone and Lime...to Nothing". National Railway Bulletin 66 (2): 4–33.