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Old Posted May 22, 2012, 2:58 PM
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Brookville, PA

Brookville (pop. 3,924) is the seat of Jefferson County (pop. 45,200) and has an urban cluster population of 4,542. Located about 90 minutes northeast of Pittsburgh along I-80, Brookville was incorporated in 1830 within a region rich in coal and lumber. Sawmills sprouted throughout the town, and timber was floated down the streams toward Pittsburgh. The elegant residential and commercial architecture of Brookville is testament to its period of economic prosperity in the late 1800s.

Today Brookville still relies heavily on lumber and wood products. Of particular note is Brookville Wood Products, which produces baseball bats used by many Major League players. Brookville also produces gloves, powdered metals, charcoal and locomotives. The town is just south of Cook Forest, one of the most popular state parks in Pennsylvania.





























The monumenal Brookville Park Auditorium is visible from throughout town... unfortunately it now exists as a storage facility.




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The Jefferson County Courthouse was built in 1867 and was recently refurbished


















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Old Posted May 22, 2012, 5:15 PM
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Lovely town! Thanks for your pictures.

I like to see so much green and trees around the town. Beautiful houses!

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Looks like western NY
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Thank you both for your comments.
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Thanks for the photo tour. I've visited Brookville a few times, and love it and the surrounding countryside. It still has a vital downtown despite having an I-80 interchange nearby, and it's a friendly place with a variety of neighborhoods from elegant historic to gritty blue-collar, all interesting to roam with a camera.
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Old Posted May 25, 2012, 4:28 PM
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Thanks for the photo tour. I've visited Brookville a few times, and love it and the surrounding countryside. It still has a vital downtown despite having an I-80 interchange nearby, and it's a friendly place with a variety of neighborhoods from elegant historic to gritty blue-collar, all interesting to roam with a camera.
Thank you, Rob!

I was all set to photograph Brookville last fall... when you unleashed your SECOND incredible and extensive photo tour of Brookville... so I put Brookville on the backburner for awhile.

The Brookville photos do seem to take on a different character on a bright May day amongst the lush green as opposed to the moody overcast October colors.
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Great architecture. Looks pleasant.
And I have been to Cooks Forest one time. It was one of the most naturally beautiful places I have ever seen.
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Great pictures of Brookville! Brookville has gotten quite a lot of coverage in the last few years. I like it a little bit more in the fall or spring, when the nicer houses can be seen a little bit better. The tree coverage in the neighborhood north of Downtown is nice, but not good for pictures.
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Great pictures of Brookville! Brookville has gotten quite a lot of coverage in the last few years. I like it a little bit more in the fall or spring, when the nicer houses can be seen a little bit better. The tree coverage in the neighborhood north of Downtown is nice, but not good for pictures.
I like tree coverage for photos.
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Charming little hamlet.
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The landscape shots of the towns you always put in the beginning of each thread are always superb. Don't know how you find those perfect shots. The steeple peaking through the lush green hill is perfect.
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PA has to be one of the top states for visiting not only large cities but these tiny little towns. I love the beautiful scenery and how the towns are shaped by the local topography. It is so fun for me to do things like that in PA.
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What a cute little town! I especially love the skyline against the greenery in the first few shots.
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Looks like Canandaigua NY, Or Geneva...
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