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Martinsburg Travel Guide, Pennsylvania

Martinsburg, PA US – Overview: Land Where Six Nations of Indians Lived

Martinsburg is a small city located in the Blair County of Pennsylvania. The population of this city, which is a part of Morrison Cove, was calculated at 2,236 after a census was conducted here in 2000. It is an integral part of the Altoona Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The borough of Martinsburg covers an area of 1.6 sq. km, where there is an absence of any water bodies.

How Martinsburg came into being?

The land where Martinsburg currently stands is a part of the area, which was purchased by the Penn family from ‘Six Nations of Indians’. Logan, a Cayuga Indian Chief, played a major role in closing the deal. Previously, the Indians called the region the “Big Cove” or “Great Cove”. In 1770, the city was named "Morrison’s Cove" after James Morrison, its surveyor. In 1785, 1,500 acres of land were surveyed for John Brumbaugh. This is the site where Martinsburg is located today.


As per the 2000 census, Martinsburg had an overall population of 2,236, which contributed to 892 households. Population density of the city was 1,370.4 per square km. The median income of a household stands around $27,000.

Culture & Festivals

In spite of the presence of other races in small amount, a blend of Asian, European and American Culture is clearly visible. Morrison Cove Community Fair, celebrated during the month of September, attracts a huge contingent of visitors from across the nation.


Martinsburg offers a number of wonderful accommodation facilities for the tourists coming from across the globe. Whether you are looking for an affordable option or a luxury one, you will find everything in the city. Again, you wouldn’t require making any compromises on the services available at each one of them, as most will perfectly suit your need. Top accommodation facilities in the city includes Spring Garden Farm Bed, The Bryan House B&B and by the lake The Gable Inn Cottage, Sunhearth Trails Bed and Breakfast, Holiday Inn Express and Quality Inn.


Cuisines, on offer at Martinsburg, are unmatchable. Whether you are looking for Italian, Mexican and Continental recipes or have an eye out for a quick meal, you’ll find several option in this city. Top restaurants and cafes in the city includes Gulf Stream Cafe, Traditions Restaurant LLC, Martinsburg Pizza, Kittyhawk Restaurant, Ritchey's Dairy Inc, Townes Edge Exchange and Subway Sandwiches & Salads.

Like other Pennsylvanian cities, you will surely enjoy every moment of your time in Martinsburg. So, plan a trip today!

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