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Old October 17th, 2011, 03:25 AM   #1
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(New) Bloomfield, PA

Bloomfield is a borough in the Ridge & Valley area of Pennsylvania, and is the seat of Perry County. The population is around 1,000.

There are differing stories on why Bloomfield is also called "New Bloomfield". Bloomfield was chosen as the name of the borough, but later on, the post office was named New Bloomfield because there was already a Bloomfield post office in the state, in what is now the neighborhood in Pittsburgh. Another story claims that Bloomfield was renamed New Bloomfield when the county seat was moved here in 1827, but this does not explain why the borough's official name is still Bloomfield. Most people, other than the oldest residents of the area, refer to the borough as New Bloomfield.

Entering the town, road signs put up by the state give mileage and directions to New Bloomfield.

However, signs in town indicate that the official name is the Borough of Bloomfield.

The Perry County Courthouse, at Main & Carlisle Streets.

The courthouse was built in 1868 using the small 1827 courthouse that previously served the county.

The Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument, in the middle of the intersection of Main & Carlisle Streets. The monument was dedicated in 1898.

The Rhinesmith Building, on Main Street.

The Rhinesmith Building was built before 1840 and was originally a hotel.

A house used as law offices on Courthouse Square.

Houses on Main Street.

The New Bloomfield Volunteer Fire Company, on High Street.

Houses on McClure Street.

The Perry County Prison, on McClure Street.

A house on Carlisle Street.

The Adams Lodge No. 319, on Carlisle Street. The Fremason lodge was built in 1931.

A house on Barnett Street.

Bloomfield Pharmacy, at Main & Carlisle Streets.

A stone house on Main Street.

Houses on Main Street.

A stone house on Main Street.

A house on Main Street.

Houses on Main Street.

Churches on High Street. In the foreground is the Trinity German Reformed Church, with Christ's Lutheran Church behind it. Both churches were built in 1857.

Houses on High Street.

A house on Carlisle Street.

The Edward Holman Memorial Chapel at the Carson Long Military Academy. The Carson Long school is the oldest boarding school in the United States that has military training, and was founded in 1836 as Bloomfield Academy.

The Centennial Building, on the Carson Long Military Academy campus. The structure was built in 1936 during the school's centennial year.

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