Tyrone Borough is located in northern Blair County, and is completely surrounded by Snyder Township. The Borough covers 1.4 square miles of land and has a population approaching 5,300. It separated from Snyder Township and was incorporated as a Borough in 1857. Prior to incorporation, the community went by 3 other names at different times in its history: Eagleville, Shorbsville, and Tyrone City.
Tyrone was commercially important to the coal and paper industries in the early 20th century. Due to its location along the main lines of the Norfolk Southern and Nittany and Bald Eagle railroads, as well as US-220, PA-453, and I-99 highways, Tyrone was once known as “The Hub of the Highways.” In 1993, the Tyrone Borough Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Tyrone Borough sits at the base of Bald Eagle Mountain along Bald Eagle Creek, where this waterway meets the Little Juniata River. One of Tyrone’s most treasured landmarks is Reservoir Park, a 33-acre tract that hosts multiple picnics, concerts, and private events each summer.