Johnstown, PA


The Borough of Ebensburg is an old, established community which traces its roots back to 1797, when Rev. Reese Lloyd and a group of eleven families traveled here from Philadelphia and established a Welsh colony. In 1804, Ebensburg was designated the seat of the newly-formed County of Cambria.

During the late 19th century, Ebensburg grew and prospered as the word of the area's natural springs and scenic beauty spread. Many of the wealthy from New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh constructed summer "cottages" of fifteen to twenty rooms; while others enjoyed the services provided by the Belmont, Lloyd Springs and Mountain House. These hotels counted Andrew Carnegie, William H. Vanderbilt, and Mary Todd Lincoln as guests.

This tradition of hospitality continues today, and we invite you to explore all the community has to offer. View the beautiful new streetscape in Downtown Ebensburg. Take a scenic stroll on the recently completed eight-mile extension of the Ghost Town Trail. Visit the Ebensburg Tennis Center with three indoor and three outdoor courts that replicate playing surfaces of the Australian Open and the U. S. Open. Shop downtown or enjoy the beauty of Lake Rowena. Tour two of the community's most significant buildings the Cambria County Courthouse and the A. W. Buck House, headquarters of the Cambria County Historical Society.

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