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Hutchinson
Village
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
Population (2000)
 • Total 322
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Hutchinson
USGS Map of Hutchinson

Hutchinson is a village located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and is part of Sewickley Township, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, Hutchinson had 99 single family homes, and a total population of 322. Although only about the size of a small subdivision, Hutchinson has its own post office and zip code: 15640. Hutchinson was built as a coal mining town in 1924, and is geographically located above the Hutchinson Mine.

The community was named for S. P. Hutchinson, president of Westmoreland Coal Company at the time the town was built. Because it was built much later than nearby "coal patch" towns, Hutchinson was distinguished by an unusually spacious layout, in which houses had larger yards than one would find in older coal mining communities.


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