Groundhog Day News:
Punxsutawney is a borough in the south of Jefferson County, Penn., 84 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. It was incorporated in 1850.
With a population of 5,962 as of the 2010 census, Punxsutawney is the largest incorporated municipality in Jefferson County. The borough is best known for its ties to Groundhog Day, the primary celebration of which takes place every Feb. 2 at Gobbler’s Knob in southeastern Punxsutawney.
This celebration of the holiday has become the most attended in the United States, with upwards of 20,000 people attending on average each year, especially when Feb. 2nd falls on a Super Bowl weekend, with millions more watching on television or on the Internet.