St. Marys

Elk County’s largest community was founded in 1842 by a group of German Bavarian Catholics as a haven from religious persecution. Sanct Marien Stadt (St. Marys) is rich in history, tradition and heritage. The city of St. Marys is the second largest city by land area in Pennsylvania. At 99.3 square miles, only Philadelphia is larger at 135.1 square miles.

St. Marys

Visitors can’t miss the opportunity to get a drink from the “eternal tap” at the family owned Straub Brewery! Also, be sure to visit Decker’s Chapel, one of the smallest historic chapels in the nation.

Not far from St. Marys is the small community of Benezette, the home of Pennsylvania’s wild elk herd!

Known as the “Powder Metal Capital of the World”, the strong industrial base makes it the perfect place to start a business, raise a family or spend an enjoyable vacation!

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