|Elevation||1,519 ft (463 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1173179|
A post office was established at Desire in 1898, and remained in operation until 1923. The origin of the name "Desire" is obscure. Journalist William A. White visited Desire in 1953 and wrote "there is nothing sensational about the name Desire". White described the community as having a few houses, a gas station, and a post office named Desire.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Desire, Pennsylvania
- "Jefferson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
- McKnight, William James (1917). Historical. J.H. Beers. p. 234.
- Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 141.
- White, William A. (February 13, 1953). "Desire, Pa.". Pittsburgh Press.
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