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Robesonia PA

Robesonia, PA

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Robesonia is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,061 at the 2010 census. The majority of the area's population resides out of the borough boundaries.[citation needed] Once famous for its iron furnaces (circa 1794-1927), the town was founded in 1855 by Henry P. Robeson, who had acquired existing iron manufacturing operations and founded the Robesonia Iron Company in 1845. The town is now supported by large industry.[citation needed] Several of the largest employers include Associated Wholesalers, Inc., a food distributor, Magnatech International, and Snap-On Tools. The town is also famous for its Pennsylvania German-style pottery, also sometimes called redware. The Robesonia area is served by the Conrad Weiser Area School District and Conrad Weiser High School.
Robesonia is located at 40°21′6″N 76°8′12″W / 40.35167°N 76.13667°W / 40.35167; -76.13667 (40.351539, -76.136538).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.

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