Reduction, Pennsylvania

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Reduction, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Reduction, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Reduction, Pennsylvania
Reduction, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°11′01″N 79°46′15″W / 40.18361°N 79.77083°W / 40.18361; -79.77083Coordinates: 40°11′01″N 79°46′15″W / 40.18361°N 79.77083°W / 40.18361; -79.77083
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyWestmoreland
Elevation
919 ft (280 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)724
GNIS feature ID1184816[1]

Reduction (also Flynns) is an unincorporated community in South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. United States.[1] The community is located on the Youghiogheny River. Its population is 60, down from a peak of 400.[2]

History[edit]

American Reduction Company, a garbage processing company, founded the community to provide housing for its workers at a local garbage plant. The plant closed in 1936, and in 1948, John Stawovy bought the town for $10,000. Their son David put the community up for sale again in 2017.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reduction, Pennsylvania". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b DeKok, David (March 23, 2017). "Town of Reduction, population 60, up for sale in Pennsylvania". Reuters. Retrieved March 25, 2017.