Eighty Four, Pennsylvania
|Eighty Four, Pennsylvania|
Countryside in the community
|Elevation||1,049 ft (320 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1174062|
Eighty Four is a small unincorporated census-designated place in Somerset, North Strabane, North Bethlehem and South Strabane townships in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. It lies approximately 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Pittsburgh and is in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census the population contains 657 residents.
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 approximately 25 miles northwest of Eighty Four in Findlay Township.
Origin of name
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. Though the origin of the name is uncertain, it has been suggested that the town was named in honor of Grover Cleveland's 1884 election as President of the United States (which occurred after the town was named), or for the town's mile marker on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Another claim 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."
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