Indiana County Living
Indiana is a borough in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the county seat of Indiana County. Located just slightly more than hour east of Pittsburgh, the region as a whole promotes itself as the “Christmas Tree Capital of the World” because the national Christmas Tree Grower’s Association was founded there. There are still a large number of Christmas tree farms in the area.
Indiana was the birthplace and hometown of actor Jimmy Stewart (1908-1997), who was born there and lived at 104 North 7th Street. On May 20, 1983, Stewart was given a 75th birthday celebration by the town. A museum to his memory was opened on the third floor of the local public library, and a bronze statue of Stewart was erected in his honor at the county courthouse during his 75th birthday. The town annually holds a Jimmy Stewart film festival as part of the town’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” holiday celebration.
Indiana, Pennsylvania is a growing community with an active Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau and Economic Development. Relocation to Indiana offers affordable living with good schools and low taxes. Indiana County is home to Indiana University of Pennsylvania (or IUP), a public university founded in 1875. At present, it is the largest university in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. It offers over 100 undergraduate majors and is the only doctoral degree-granting institution in the system.