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Kersey, Pennsylvania

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Country  United States
County  Elk
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
Elevation  604 m
Zip code  15846
Area code  814
State  Pennsylvania
Township  Fox
FIPS code  42-39512
Area  4 km²
Population  937 (2010)
Local time  Sunday 10:30 AM
Kersey, Pennsylvania
Weather  -8°C, Wind W at 14 km/h, 66% Humidity

Kersey is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Fox Township, Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 937.

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Map of Kersey, PA 15846, USA

History

The first permanent settlers of the county arrived in 1810 and founded Centreville at the headwaters of Little Toby Creek. Later that year, William Kersey built a gristmill and/or sawmill there, and the settlement was renamed "Kersey". At the time, the area was part of Clearfield County, as Elk County had not yet been formed. Early industries in the community were lumber and coal.

Geography

Kersey is located in northern Fox Township, in south-central Elk County. Pennsylvania Route 948 passes through the community, leading east 2 miles (3 km) to PA 255 and west 5 miles (8 km) to U.S. Route 219, which leads 4 miles (6 km) north to Ridgway, the county seat.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Kersey CDP has a total area of 1.56 square miles (4.04 km2), of which 1.49 acres (6,015 m2), or 0.15%, is water. The CDP includes the community of Dagus, to the west of Kersey proper. The community of Dagus Mines borders the CDP to the south. Kersey sits at an elevation of 1,980 feet (600 m) above sea level, 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of the Eastern Continental Divide.

References

Kersey, Pennsylvania Wikipedia


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