Welcome to the Cresson Area!

The Cresson Area sits atop the Allegheny Highlands in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. It is intersected by Pa route 53 and us route 22. The area is located between Altoona to the east and Johnstown to the Southwest.

The Cresson Area consists of the communities  of Cresson Borough, Cresson Township and Sankertown Borough.  Surrounding communities include the boroughs of Ashville, Gallitzin, Lilly, Loretto and Tunnelhill. Surrounding townships include Allegheny, Dean, Gallitzin, Munster and Washington.

 These communities make up the Penn Cambria School District.

The area was first settled by farmers who were followed by railroaders and coal miners. Today the Cresson Area is a residential community served by small businesses, light industry and farming. The area is also home to two colleges and a Federal prison.

Upcoming Events

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Visiting Novelist Marian Szczepanski

March 19, 2015

Scholar, athlete and philanthropist Myron Rolle

March 22, 2015

''The Ethical Vision of Pope Francis'' lecture

March 24, 2015

SBDC Pre-Business Planning Seminar

March 25, 2015

Fine Arts Department presents Three Viewings

March 26, 2015

Semi Annual Cresson Area Lions Club Pancake BreakfastMarch 29, 2015

9th Annual Sports4Kids Day

March 29, 2015

Annual Secret Auction For Cresson Area Heritage Days Fund RaiserMarch 29, 2015
Indoor yard Sale At The Fire HallApril 18th 2015


9th Annual Moral Choices Lecture with Dr. Timothy Shriver, Chairman, International Special Olympics - “Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most”

April 23rd 2015






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