Boyers, Pennsylvania

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Boyers, Pennsylvania

Boyers is an unincorporated village in Marion Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. It has a small population with a few businesses located in the center of the town. Slippery Rock Creek flows through the community. The creek's source is a few miles to the east, in the small village of Hilliards. PA 308 is one of the main roads in the area. The secondary state highway runs through the center of Boyers.

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Boyers was a large mining community at the turn of the 20th century, serviced by a branch of the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad known as the Hilliards branch. The rails were removed in the early 2000s.

The abandoned mines have provided opportunities for underground storage facilities. The Iron Mountain Corporation has a large storage facility located in a former limestone mine close to Boyers, where the Corbis photographic collection is stored. The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) maintains a highly secure facility in an abandoned mine in Boyers, PA. This contains all the documents from security clearance proceedings. The United States Patent and Trademark Office stores original records in an underground storage facility in Boyers.[1]

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Coordinates: 41°06′30″N 79°53′56″W / 41.10833°N 79.89889°W / 41.10833; -79.89889