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Windber is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States, which is located approximately three miles (4.8 km) south of Johnstown. At one time, it was a place of multiple industrial activities, including coal mining, lumbering, and the manufacture of fire bricks.  The community was founded in 1897 by coal barons Charles and Edward Julius Berwind, owners of the Berwind Corporation; the name "Windber" simply switches the order of the two syllables in the family name "Berwind".