Latrobe named one of ‘America’s 50 Most Charming Small Towns’


A statue of Mister Roger in honor of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’s 50th Anniversary at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe. Photo Credit: (Saint Vincent College)

Gage Goulding, News Edtior

LATROBE – The small Westmoreland County town of Latrobe was recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the nations most charming small towns.

The Travel Channel scanned the country, coast to coast, to find the most intriguing small towns to build their list of “America’s 50 Most Charming Small Towns.” Latrobe, located in the Laurel Highlands, was the only Pennsylvania representative on the list.

Latrobe was selected to be part of the list for several reasons, including being the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers summer training camp, the birthplace of the banana split and home to television pioneer Fred Rogers.

Staffers at the Travel Channel also highlighted that Latrobe was the original home of Rolling Rock Beer and the towns recent accolade of being included in the Smithsonian Magazine’s “The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2018.”

To view all of the small towns featured on the list, visit the Travel Channel’s website.