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Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

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The county was created on February 21, 1810 and is named for the Susquehanna River.

After the Civil War, coal started to be mined. Following this, railways and roads were built into the county allowing for more people to come. At one point the county had nearly 50,000 people. Coal became, as with neighboring counties, the backbone of the economy. This boom in coal would allow for an age of prosperity in the county.

When the Great Depression hit, the coal industry suffered horribly. Within months, the coal industry was struggling. During World War II, the coal industry picked up again, but only for a short time. Soon after, the economy in the county failed. Many mines were closed, railways were torn apart, and the economy took a turn for the worse. Unemployment rose and population decline increased.

Adjacent Counties

Boroughs & Townships

Apolacon | Ararat | Auburn | Bridgewater | Brooklyn | Choconut | Clifford | Dimock | Forest City | Forest Lake | Franklin | Friendsville | Gibson | Great Bend | Hallstead | Harford | Harmony | Herrick | Hop Bottom | Jackson | Jessup | Lanesboro | Lathrop | Lenox | Liberty | Little Meadows | Middletown | Montrose (County Seat) | New Milford | Oakland | Rush | Silver Lake | Springville | Susquehanna Depot | Thompson | Union Dale

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Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places