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Curwensville is a borough in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States, north of Altoona on the West Branch Susquehanna River. Coal mining, tanning, and the manufacture of fire bricks were the industries at the turn of the 20th century. In 1900, 1,937 people lived in the borough, and in 1910, 2,549 lived there. As of the 2010 U.S. census, the borough had a population of 2,542. The population of the borough at its highest was 3,422 in 1940.HistoryCurwensville was named for John Curwen in 1799. Curwensville became the second borough of Clearfield County in 1851.IndustryNorth American Refractories Company was a brick plant in Curwensville. The "Brick Yard" as most called it in the community made many different types of brick. Seneca, acid, and cardic brick were all manufactured in NARCO. They were also noted for hot gun models and specialty shapes.GeographyCurwensville is located near the center of Clearfield County at, along the banks of the West Branch Susquehanna River. Curwensville Lake on the West Branch is impounded 2mi south of the borough and extends 6mi southwest to Lumber City. Pennsylvania Route 879 passes through Curwensville, leading northeast 6mi to Clearfield, the county seat, and west 5mi to Grampian. Curwensville is in Pennsylvania. Our United States road trip website allows you to plan your trip to Curwensville and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
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