Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
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Founded: September 25, 1786
County Seat: Wilkes-Barre
is a county in the US State of Pennsylvania. It was formed in 1786 from
part of Northcumberland County. Although it is most noted for being located
in the Anthracite coal mining area of Northeastern Pennsylvania, it also
has a rich history surrounding the canals and railroads that were
instrumental in connecting East/West and North/South in this great country
of ours. The textile industry is also an integral part of the tapestry
created by our ancestors.
Our miners were instrumental futhering the cause of the United Mine Workers of America around the turn of the 20th century with labor strikes in the Anthracite regionthat were supported by entire communities. The miners' strike of 1902 became the first time an American President became involved in pursuing settlement of a labor dispute.
In 1903, Rev. Joseph Murgas, a Catholic priest stationed in Wilkes-Barre, developed and patented inventions that became an important foundation of wireless communications. It is also the birthplace of "Mr. Peanut".
We are a melted pot of ethnic diversity with an unending story to tell.
Wilkes-Barre ~ Pittston ~ Nanticoke ~ Hazleton
Bear Creek ~ Black Creek ~ Buck ~ Butler ~ Conyngham ~ Dallas ~ Dennison ~ Dorrance ~ Fairmount ~ Fairview ~ Foster
Franklin ~ Hanover ~ Hazle ~ Hollenback ~ Hunlock ~ Huntington Jackson ~ Jenkins ~ Kingston ~ Lake ~ Lehman
Nescopeck ~ Newport ~ Pittston ~ Plains ~ Plymouth Rice ~ Ross ~ Salem ~ Slocum ~ Sugar Loaf
Union ~ Wilkes-Barre ~ Wright
Ashley ~ Avoca ~ Bear Creek Village ~ Conyngham ~ Courtdale ~ Dallas ~ Dupont ~ Duryea ~ Edwardsville
Exeter ~ Forty Fort ~ Freeland ~ Harveys Lake ~ Hughestown ~ Jeddo ~ Kingston ~ Laflin ~ Larksville
Laurel Run ~ Luzerne ~ Nescopeck ~ New Columbus ~ Nuangola ~ Penn Lake Park ~ Plymouth ~ Pringle
Shickshinny ~ Sugar Notch ~ Swoyersville ~ Warrior Run ~ West Hazleton ~ West Pittston ~ West Wyoming
White Haven ~ Wyoming ~ Yatesville
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