Mont Alto Borough
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3 N. Main Street, Mont Alto, PA 17237
Borough Council, Mayor
Mont Alto was founded in 1762 as Funkstown by early settler John Funk. The Mont Alto Railroad was built in 1872 to facilitate transportation of products. Soon after, in 1879, Funkstown and the neighboring village of Alto Dale combined to become Mont Alto. The Borough of Mont Alto was incorporated in 1913.
Legend has it that abolitionist John Brown lived in Franklin County and occasionally taught Sunday School at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Mont Alto, now located at the edge of the Penn State Mont Alto Campus.
Dr. Joseph T. Rothrock established the Mont Alto Forest Academy in 1903.
It became annexed by the Borough of Mont Alto and in 1959, Penn State
Mont Alto began offering courses.