Philadelphia 76ers (Men's Basketball); Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers (Football); Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates (Baseball); Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins (Hockey); Philadelphia Union (Soccer) (sports listing policy)
Origin of Name
In honor of Adm. Sir. William Penn, father of William Penn. It means Penn's Woodland
The Gettysburg National Military Park, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Valley Forge National Historical Park, the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
Points of Interest
The Pennsylvania Dutch region, the Eisenhower farm near Gettysburg, and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Pennsylvania borders New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, and Ohio.
Follow these links to read articles about Pennsylvania from Encyclopedias and Almanacs:
50states.com: Pennsylvania http://www.50states.com/pennsylv.htm
The site provides a wealth of information about Pennsylvania. It includes everything from the highest point to county profile to climate.
Things To Do in Pennsylvania http://www.thingstodo.com/states/PA/index.htm
ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about Pennsylvania's entertainment, recreation, and travel, and includes the state's interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
Roadside America: Pennsylvania Attractions http://www.roadsideamerica.com/map/pa.html
Roadside America describes itself as an online guide to offbeat attractions. This site offers reviews of "weird sites along the highway" in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Railways http://www.parailways.com/parailways/
Here is a website devoted to promoting Pennsylvania's railway heritage with a listing of local rails, a compilation of railroad history, and a railway photo gallery.
Gettysburg National Military Park http://www.nps.gov/gett
This site provides travel planning guides, educational resources, interactive learning materials, maps, newsletters, and other information about the famous national park.
FedStats: MapStat: United States: Pennsylvania http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/states/42000.html
Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on "economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more" in Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia was the seat of the federal government almost continuously from 1776 to 1800; there the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776 and the U.S. Constitution drawn up in 1787.