Wilcox, Pennsylvania facts for kids
U.S. Post Office and Jones Township Municipal Authority, Wilcox, Pennsylvania
|• Total||0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)|
|• Land||0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,526 ft (465 m)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|• Density||746/sq mi (288.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1210116|
Wilcox is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in Jones Township, Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States. The community was named after a settler, Col. A.I. Wilcox. The Swedish Lutheran Parsonage located at 230 Kane Street was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. As of the 2010 census, Wilcox had a population of 383.
The year 2008 marked the 150th anniversary of the settling of this village. Wilcox is located on the Allegheny Plateau near the East Branch Clarion River Lake. Over 250,000 visitors a year come to Wilcox to enjoy the natural foresting, fishing, hunting, and three state and national parks.
Wilcox is located in the west-central part of Jones Township in northern Elk County, in the valley of the West Branch of the Clarion River, a tributary of the Allegheny River. U.S. Route 219 passes through the center of town, leading north 29 miles (47 km) to Bradford and south 14 miles (23 km) to Ridgway, the Elk County seat. Pennsylvania Route 321 leads northwest from Wilcox 9 miles (14 km) to Kane.
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