Shanksville, Pennsylvania

borough of Pennsylvania

Shanksville, Pennsylvania is a small borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. About 250 people live there. The town is 60 miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The area became well-known worldwide when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field during the September 11 attacks. The town was founded in 1798.

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Main Street in Shanksville
Official name: Borough of Shanksville
Named for: Christian Shank (founder)
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Somerset County
Township Stonycreek Township
Coordinates 40°1′2″N 78°54′21″W / 40.01722°N 78.90583°W / 40.01722; -78.90583
Population 245 (2000)
Density 1,391.9 /sq mi (537.4 /km²)
Settled 1798
 - Incorporated January 25, 1913
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

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