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The following article is sponsored by the lawyers of sexual abuse from Indiana. We are thrilled to provide visitors with an inside scoop on the many features of the borough.

An Account of Indiana

Indiana is a borough in the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Also the county seat of Indiana County, it is part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and the Indiana, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area's principal city. The borough and the whole region that surrounds it calls itself the "Christmas Tree Capital of the World" since it was the founding site of the national Christmas Tree Grower's Association. Today, many Christmas tree farms still operate in the area. However, its largest employer is the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, Indiana has a population of 13,975 people and an area of 1.8 square miles.

Historic Sites

Among the many properties and establishments in Indiana, there are some that tell the history of the borough. These historical landmarks include:

  • Downtown Indiana Historic District
  • Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway Indiana Passenger Station
  • Breezedale
  • Silas M. Clark House
  • James Mitchell House
  • Graff's Market
  • Old Indiana County Courthouse
  • Indiana Armory
  • Old Indiana County Jail and Sheriff's Office
  • Indiana Borough 1912 Municipal Building
  • John Sutton Hall

They have been all added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Continue reading a Guide To Hershey, Pennsylvania.


Breezedale, or the Sutton-Elkin House, was built between 1865 and 1868. Situated on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus, the two-and-a-half-story, brick main historic building is of the Late Victorian-Italianate architectural style. The historic home has been used as a dormitory and classroom space since it was added to the university in 1915. Today, it houses the Breezedale Alumni Center. On March 29, 1979, Breezedale was listed on the NRHP.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana University of Pennsylvania was first charted in 1871 by Indiana County investors as the Indiana Normal School. Created under the Normal School Act of 1875, the school opened its door the same year. In the 1900s, the school's name changed to State Teachers College at Indiana and Indiana State College until it gained university status in 1965 and was subsequently renamed the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. As of fall 2019, the university has an enrollment of 8,279 undergraduate students and 2,079 postgraduate students. It had been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is governed by a local Council of Trustees and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's Board of Governors.

The university is home to eight colleges and schools. This includes the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, College of Fine Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Health and Human Services, College of Education and Communications, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the School of Graduate Studies and Research, and the School of Continuing Education. These schools and colleges offer more than 140 undergraduate and 70 graduate degree programs.

Indiana Mall

Indiana Mall was developed by Zamias Services, Inc. and opened in 1979. The one-level indoor regional mall provides 456,084 square feet of retail space and more than 50 stores. It is anchored by JCPenny, Kohl's, Harbor Freight Tools and MovieSchool Cinemas. Other tenants in the mall are Spencers, American Eagle Store, Jewelry Junction, Sobek Fitness, Indiana County Tourist Bureau, It's A New Life Coffee and Cafe, Shoe Dept. Maurices, Luxenberg's, GNC, New Life Community Church, Kay Jewelers, Tracey's Upscale Resale & Consignment, Style Nails, and more. It can be found on Oakland Avenue and is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Sundays, the mall is open from 12 to 5 p.m.

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