Welcome to the Bellefonte Borough website. I invite you to explore it and learn about our town. Established in 1795, it is the home of five Pennsylvania governors. It gets its name from the natural “Big Spring” (la belle fonte -beautiful fountain), the source of 11 million gallons of water per day. Bellefonte, the county seat of Centre County, has transformed itself from a hotbed of industry and politics into a beautiful town boasting a unique melding of history, tradition and culture. From arts to architecture, bed and breakfasts to museums, we’re proud to welcome you to Victorian Bellefonte, a town deservedly proud of its heritage. Come visit the crown jewel of Central Pennsylvania.
Thomas J. Wilson, Bellefonte Mayor