Struble, Pennsylvania

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Struble, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Struble is located in Pennsylvania
Struble
Struble
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°46′58″N 77°52′34″W / 40.78278°N 77.87611°W / 40.78278; -77.87611Coordinates: 40°46′58″N 77°52′34″W / 40.78278°N 77.87611°W / 40.78278; -77.87611
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Centre
Township Ferguson
Elevation 1,158 ft (353 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1188893[1]

Struble is an unincorporated community in Ferguson Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States.

The town was named after Conrad Struble, who owned a farm there which proved to lie over rich deposits of iron ore.[2] Mining began in 1880. The Bellefonte and Buffalo Run Railroad graded a right-of-way from Bellefonte to the ore pits in 1883, but track was not laid until 1887, by its successor the Buffalo Run, Bellefonte and Bald Eagle Railroad.[3] Even after the end of ore mining, Struble remained an important junction point on the railroad, now the Bellefonte Central.

Struble is bordered to the northeast by the borough of State College.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Struble, Pennsylvania
  2. ^ "Conrad Struble". Retrieved 2007-01-28. 
  3. ^ Rudnicki, Jack; Bezilla, Mike (2001). "From Iron Ore to Limestone and Lime...to Nothing". National Railway Bulletin 66 (2): 4–33.