About This Place
Homer City is a borough in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,844 at the 2000 census. The Homer City Generating Station is located outside of Homer City but it takes its name from the borough. Homer City is located in the Indiana metro area. The community was named for the famous Greek poet Homer.
The history of Homer City dates back to the mid-18th century, when settlers began to establish homesteads on lands previously owned by six Indian nations. The village of Homer City was laid out in 1854 by William Wilson, who named it after the ancient Greek poet, Homer. Businesses within the borough that provide goods and services to residents include a pharmacy, a bank, a grocery store, a dollar store, restaurants, a laundromat, a hair salon, physician's offices and other service oriented businesses.
A book called The Roving Red Rangers or Laura Lamar of the Susquehanna by Charles Asbury Robinson, was set in the Homer City area. It was published by the author in 1902.