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    Welcome to Punxsutawney, PA

    Welcome to the Borough of Punxsutawney's website.  This site provides an overview of the municipal functions of the Borough.  Our purpose is to make it more convenient for our current and future residents and businesses to access municipal information.

    Punxsutawney is situated in southern Jefferson County along the banks of Mahoning Creek and is the largest borough in the county.  It is located at the intersection of U.S. 119 and State Route 36, and is approximately ninety (90) miles northeast of Pittsburgh.  The town was incorporated in 1850 under a rich history of the coal and timber industries.  The Borough operates under a 7 member Council form of government that governs a population of 5,962 residents as of the 2010 census in a 3.4 square mile area.  As with a number of municipalities of its size, the Borough has a Mayor who acts as tiebreaker and oversees the Police Department.  There are three (3) voting wards in the Borough along with three (3) volunteer fire departments.