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Clarion is a borough in and the county seat of Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located north-northeast of Pittsburgh and is part of the Pittsburgh DMA. Clarion was settled in 1839 and incorporated in 1841. In the past, the surrounding area produced natural gas, oil, lumber and coal. The population was 2,004 in 1900, 2,864 in 1910, and 5,276 at the 2010 census. It is home to the annual Autumn Leaf Festival and Clarion University of Pennsylvania. The county courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.GeographyClarion is located slightly northeast of the center of Clarion County at, in the Allegheny Plateau region of western Pennsylvania. The main part of the borough sits at an elevation of 1400to above sea level, overlooking the 400ft valley of the Clarion River, a tributary of the Allegheny River.U.S. Route 322 passes through the borough as Main Street, leading northwest to Franklin and southeast to Brookville. Pennsylvania Route 68 leads south from the center of Clarion, 2mi to Exit 62 of Interstate 80 and to Sligo.Clarion is in Pennsylvania. In the build up to your vacation in Clarion, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our United States online day trip planner.
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