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Lackawanna County was created on August 13, 1878 from part of Luzerne County making it the last new county to be created in the state. It was named for the Lackawanna River. Its county seat is Scranton
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BIOGRAPHIES

COUNTY HISTORY

DISASTERS

NEWSPAPERS

 MARRIAGES

 

DEATHS

MILITARY

Recent Updates

July 2014:
Accident News: R. W. Sillick Struck by an Engine -
Transcribed by Courtney Birkes
Disasters: DICKSON SQUIB FACTORY EXPLOSION -
Transcribed by Courtney Birkes

May 2014: Bio: COLUMBUS L. STONE - Transcribed by Kim Mohler
November 2013: 1883 Pensioners - transcribed by Barb Yeagley
August 2013: Obit: CALVIN ALONZO SPENCER - Transcribed by Kim Mohler

July 2013: News: TWO WIDOWS SPRING UP FOR GOSPER ESTATE; Marriage Notice: NETTLETON-SISSON, SANDERSON-TYLER - Submitted by FOFG
June 2013: Obit: Mary Gallagher Malloy - Submitted by Pamela; Obit: Ronwyn Ann Tewksbury - Contributed by Freda Roberts
 


Lackawanna County Data Online

COUNTY HISTORY

  • History of Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania  
    • Chapter IV: Early Surveys and Settlements 1768-1778, Page 64-78: The Early Survey and Settlement of Cappows Meadows; Suffering Rights; The Drawing of Township Lots; Early Settlers: Jonathan Slocum, Isaac Tripp, Thomas Picket, Timothy Keyes, Gideon Baldwin, John Staples, John Taylor, John Murphy; The Delaware Company and the Opening of the First Highway; Protection of the Settlements; Early Life of the Original Settlers in 1776
MARRIAGES

Marriage Announcements and Wedding Notices

MILITARY

NEWSPAPERS

Boroughs and Census Designated Places

Aberdeen Archbald Austin Heights Belian Village Birchwood Estates
Blakely Bloomington Brookhurst Estates Bush Patch Carbondale
Carpenter Town Childs Chinchilla Clarks Green Clarks Summit
Clifton Cortez Craig Crestwood Daleville
Dalton Dawn Acres Dickson City Drinker Dunmore
East Benton East Jermyn Edella Elmbrook Terrace Elmdale
Elmhurst Eynon Fells Corners Fleetville Freytown
Glenburn Grassy Island Green Grove Green Ridge Greenwood
Harmony Hills Hillside Junction Hollisters Humphreysville Hyde Park
Jermyn Jessup Jubilee Justus Keyser Valley
La Plume Lawrenceville Lehigh Madisonville Maple Lake
Marshbrook Marshwood Mayfield Milwaukee Minooka
Montdale Moosic Moscow Mount Cobb Nay Aug
Nebraska Newton Center Oak Hill Old Forge Olwen Heights
Olyphant Peckville Powell Providence Quicktown
Quinlan Corners Ransom Red Oak Richmondale Riverside
Rockdale Saco Schultzville Scott Scranton
Shaffers Corners Simpson Spencers Corners Spike Island Spring Brook
Spring Brook Starks Stephen Heights Sturges Taylor
Thornhurst Throop Tompkinsville Tooley Corners Turnersville
Vandling Walls Corners Wallsville Warsaw Waverly
Whites Crossing Wimmers Winton Yostville  


Townships

Abington Township Benton Township Carbondale Township Clifton Township Covington Township
Elmhurst Township Fell Township Glenburn Township Greenfield Township Jefferson Township
La Plume Township Madison Township Newton Township North Abington Township Ransom Township
Roaring Brook Township Scott Township South Abington Township Spring Brook Township Thornhurst Township
West Abington Township        


Surrounding Counties

Susquehanna County (north) Monroe County (southeast) Wyoming County (west)
Wayne County (east) Luzerne County (southwest)  


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