Revloc, Pennsylvania

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Revloc, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
Revloc is located in Pennsylvania
Revloc
Revloc
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°29′29″N 78°45′52″W / 40.49139°N 78.76444°W / 40.49139; -78.76444Coordinates: 40°29′29″N 78°45′52″W / 40.49139°N 78.76444°W / 40.49139; -78.76444
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Township Cambria
Area
 • Total 0.34 sq mi (0.89 km2)
 • Land 0.34 sq mi (0.89 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,065 ft (629 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 570
 • Density 1,659/sq mi (640.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 15948
FIPS code 42-64288
GNIS feature ID 1184954

Revloc is an unincorporated community and census-designated place[1] in Cambria Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. It is located near the intersections of US Routes 422 and 219, and is about 2 miles (3 km) west of the borough of Ebensburg, the Cambria County seat. As of the 2010 census, the population of Revloc was 570.[2]

"Revloc" is the backwards-spelling of neighboring community Colver, Pennsylvania.

History[edit]

The Revloc mine, located south of the community, was originally constructed by the Monroe Coal Company (also known as the Coleman & Weaver Company) in 1916-1917.[3] These mines later fell under the authority of Bethlehem Mining (BethEnergy), which operated them until the 1980s. In 1978, the Beaver County Times announced plans to reopen the mines after more than one year of closure, following a fire that resulted in over $10 million in losses.[3] The original structures of the Revloc mines are still in existence, including a boiler house, an office building, and a red brick 1940s-era bathhouse.

The community of Revloc was founded in 1917 as a coal patch town to house the workers of the mines. The community was home to a notable amount of Eastern European immigrants, including those from the Ukraine and Poland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.census.gov/2010census/
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Revloc CDP, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "REVLOC, PA". www.coalcampusa.com. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 

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