Latrobe was founded to provide railway yards and maintenance for the Pennsylvania Railroad when it was routed to the west toward Pittsburgh. Scenic environmental beauty and the location of Latrobe along the Pennsylvania Railroad were key factors for the development of a significant industrial hub, rich ethnic heritage, and a notable reputation for being on the threshold of major development. Steeped in history, tradition, education and culture, Latrobe's notoriety comes from being a region of modern industry, recreation, and expanding technology. Latrobe continues to be a flourishing community of progressive citizens and up-to-date services.
By Lesley Flack Yurek
Reprinted with permission.
In the rolling hills of Western PA
We've hidden a wonderful place.
"Only another small town" Is what many say,
But here history has been made on many a day.
Oh, where to begin? There's so many to review,
How 'bout starting with Rolling Rock, that wonderful brew.
The green painted bottle is what most people recall,
Few know the "33" comes from a town quite so small.
And Mister Rogers, he's a well known face
I bet nobody realizes his neighborhood was the same place.
Overnight mail used to be such a fight,
But our invention of airmail set that all right.
Still the list goes on, there's only a few more,
Like the discovery made in Strickler's Drug Store.
Ice cream and bananas what a perfect combination,
Now the entire world enjoys the banana split creation.
Professional football had its start in this spot
Ten dollars and cakes to sweeten the pot.
Of course we can't forget that famous golf pro
Arnold Palmer's his name, this is where he started to grow.
Now here ends my little ode,
My hometown Latrobe, it's right down the road.
Now Available Online: The Code for the City of Latrobe
Latrobe Area Historical Society
Land Area (sq mi): 2.3
Water Area (sq km): 0.00
Total Households: 3,786
Average Household Size: 2.2
Total Families: 2,457
Average Family Size: 2.9
Total Population: 8,338
American Indian: 11
Asian/Pacific Island: 50
Black/African American: 63
Under 18: 1,730
20 to 34: 1312
35 to 64: 1,480
65 and older: 1,614
Median Age Male: 38.9
Median Age Female: 43.8
Greater Latrobe School District
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|Planning to Move Here?
- Greater Latrobe School District
- Bible Baptist Christian Academy
- Christ the Divine Teacher
- Grace Bible Academy
Just Moved Here?
Electric - West Penn Power
Gas - Dominion Peoples Gas
Water - Latrobe Municipal Authority
Cable - Comcast
Phone - Verizon
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Latrobe Municipal Building
901 Jefferson Street
Latrobe, PA 15650
Kenneth A. Baldonieri
City Council Members
Rose M. Wolford
Code Zoning Officer
Public Works Director
James Kelley, Jr.
Gibson Thomas Engineering