Coupon, Pennsylvania

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Coupon, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Coupon is located in Pennsylvania
Coupon
Coupon
Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°32′12″N 78°33′54″W / 40.53667°N 78.56500°W / 40.53667; -78.56500Coordinates: 40°32′12″N 78°33′54″W / 40.53667°N 78.56500°W / 40.53667; -78.56500
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Township Gallitzin
Elevation 2,342 ft (714 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 16629
Area code(s) 814

Coupon is an unincorporated community in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States.

History[edit]

The community was originally a company town, and its name is derived from the practice of paying employees in scrip, or coupons.

Geography[edit]

Coupon is located in the northeastern part of Gallitzin Township near the eastern border of Cambria County at the crest of the Allegheny Front, the eastern edge of the Allegheny Plateau. It is located at 40°32′12″N 78°33′54″W / 40.53667°N 78.56500°W / 40.53667; -78.56500 (40.5367356, -78.5150162),[1] about 87 miles (140 km) east of Pittsburgh and 9 miles (14 km) west of Altoona. It has an elevation of 2,342 feet (714 m) above sea level.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2010, the Coupon ZIP code area had a population of 73.[2]

Recreation[edit]

Coupon is within hiking distance of the Horseshoe Curve, and hikers are rewarded with a unique view of the National Historic Landmark that is not otherwise accessible from the visitors center.

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