February 26, 2023 is the 250th Anniversary of Westmoreland County.
Westmoreland County was formed by an Act of Assembly, approved by Governor Richard Penn, on February 26, 1773, and was the first county in the province of Pennsylvania whose entire territorial boundary was located west of the Allegheny Mountains.
Our partners throughout the County, have begun to plan, to encourage, to develop, and to coordinate the commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of Westmoreland County in 2023 and the impact of its citizens on the County's past, present, and future.
There will be numerous officially recognized programs, projects, and events throughout 2023 to celebrate the County.
Westmoreland County displays a natural beauty as part of the Laurel Highlands region located in Southwestern Pennsylvania, with eighty percent of its landscape consisting of forest and farmland spread over rolling hills. By population, Westmoreland County is classified as a third-class county in Pennsylvania with 65 unique and wonderful communities composed of 6 cities, 35 boroughs, 3 first-class townships, 18 second-class townships, and 3 home rule municipalities.
Westmoreland County is a great place to live, to work, and to raise a family.