Birthplace of

Writer Louisa May Alcott (1832−88), dancer Martha Graham (1894−1991), anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901−78), artist Andy Warhol (1928−87), movie star Grace Kelly (1929−82), actor Will Smith (b 1968), singer-songwriter Taylor Swift (b 1989)

Capital

Harrisburg

Driving Distances

Philadelphia to NYC 95 miles; Philadelphia to Pittsburgh 306 miles

Famous for

Soft pretzels, Amish people, Philadelphia cheesesteak, Pittsburgh steel mills

Home of

The US Constitution, Liberty Bell, first daily newspaper (1784), first automobile service station (1913), first computer (1946)

Major Cities

Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie

Nickname

Keystone State, Quaker State

Politics

'Swing state,' Democrat governor, majority Republican state house and senate

Sales Tax

6%

Wildlife

Home of the largest herd of wild elk east of the Mississippi