What Are Some Interesting Facts About Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania?

What Are Some Interesting Facts About Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania?

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania is the only incorporated town in the state. Located within Columbia County, Bloomsburg is the county seat and has 12,000 residents. Bloomsburg is home to a diverse economy that includes the downtown historic district, the Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital and Bloomsburg University.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 public universities in the state of Pennsylvania. The university enrolls over 6,000 students and features 54 buildings on over 200 acres. Areas of study include education, arts and humanities, sciences, health care and business.

Bloomsburg is home to the Bloomsburg Fair, one of the largest fairs in Pennsylvania. Held the third weekend after Labor Day weekend, the fair offers professional entertainment and educational exhibits for children and adults alike.

Bloomsburg is also home to a professional theatre. The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, founded in 1978 and known to locals at BTE, promotes the arts and provides quality educational productions for the region.

As the county seat of Columbia County, Bloomsburg offers the scenic beauty of farmlands and the Susquehanna River. Because of its close proximity to the river, Bloomsburg residents refer to it as a "river town." The river is free of commercial boat traffic and described as a popular place for fishing.