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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

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The county was created on August 13, 1878, following decades of trying to gain its independence from Luzerne County. (The courts were organized in October 1878.) It is Pennsylvania's last county to be created, and the only one created after the Civil War. It is named for the Lackawanna River.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Boroughs

  • Archbald
  • Blakely
  • Carbondale
  • Clarks Green
  • Clarks Summit
  • Dalton
  • Dickson City
  • Dunmore
  • Jermyn
  • Jessup
  • Mayfield
  • Moosic
  • Moscow
  • Old Forge
  • Olyphant
  • Scranton (County Seat)
  • Taylor
  • Throop
  • Vandling

Other Townships & Communities: Benton, Big Bass Lake (part), Chinchilla, Clifton, Covington, Daleville, Eagle Lake, Elmhurst, Fell, Glenburn, Greenfield, Jefferson, La Plume, Madison, Milwaukee, Minooka, Mount Cobb, Newton, North Abingdon, Ransom, Scott, Simpson, South Abingdon, Spring Brook, Thornhurst, Waverly, West Abingdon and Winton



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

PA GenWeb