Clarion is a borough in Clarion County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, about 100 miles (161 km) north-northeast of Pittsburgh and part of the Pittsburgh DMA. Clarion was settled in 1839 and incorporated in 1841. In the past, the surrounding area produced natural gas, oil, lumber and coal. The population was 2,004 in 1900, 2,864 in 1910, and 6,185 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Clarion County and home to the annual Autumn Leaf Festival and Clarion University of Pennsylvania.