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Lackawanna County History

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, was formed from parts of Luzerne County August 13, 1878, and was the last county to be created. It was named for the Lackawanna River.

Scranton, the county seat, was named for the Scranton family. See the Brief History of Lackawanna County and the Formation of the Townships for additional information. More detailed information is available from the book History of the Lackawanna Valley by H. Hollister, M.D., and History of Scranton. The population of Lackawanna County in 2011 was 214,166. For the full list of statistics, see the U.S. Census Lackawanna page.

Official Flag of Scranton, from an old postcard. Click to enlarge.
Map of PA with Lackawanna County Colored
"Official Flag" Scranton, PA
Adopted 1907
PA with Lackawanna County in Color
New Addition, May 2013
More Maps of Lackawanna & Luzerne

Lackawanna County Resources
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History of Lackawanna County Lackawanna Co. Townships
Patrick W. (PW) Costello, Master Penman, Designer, Engrosser & Illustrator. NEW Addition January 2014 Page Three
Cemeteries with photographs
The Irish Are Coming - Sligo To Scranton 1850 - 1900. Book by Jim Dolan
Scranton Undertakers
(1870, 1902, 1909)
Marriage License Records
Index from 1885 to 1914
Church Records: baptisms, marriages and burials
Wills and Probate Records
Including: Indexes of Wills 1878-1939
Places of Worship (Churches)
Second Presbyterian Church, 1897 NEW April 2014
Institutions (Homes) & Hospitals,
Scranton, 1919
Map Index
Including 1873 map with owners and businesses
Census Index
Includes Wards & Enumeration Districts
History of Mining, Plus Reports Newspapers and Articles
Photo Album Postcards of Lackawanna County
Historical Documents:
NEW Addition February 2014
Scanned: Carbondale, Dundaff, and Providence;
Forty Years Past, By J. R. Durfee, 1875
Scranton 50 Years: 1866-1916 - Scanned Prominent Men of Scranton, Wilkes Barre and Vicinity:
Part 1; Part 2
"The Pennsylvania Wyoming Valley in 1892"
Link- Scans of people & buildings.
City of Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1912
Link- Scans of all pages
Ruane Surname 1899 Scranton School and Ward Numbers 
 1905 Graduates, and 1915 Graduates, Scranton Central High
Scranton High School, with a photograph
Lackawanna County, PA, Directories - Phone, Business, Individuals
"Welcome Home Service Men of the World War and Sixtieth Anniversary of Hyde Park Lodge No. 339 Free and Accepted Masons.  April 5, 1920." Scranton Almanacs, 1878 to 1892 & 1905, 1910 & 1913
Featuring the pages listing events of the previous year.
Most are scanned.
Poli's Theatre 1908 Program, 1914 Players, 1915 Program.
Link- Scans
School Commencement Programs, Scranton High: 1877 to 1881, 1883, 1889, 1890, 1894, 1898, 1903, 1912. Technical 1899. Link
Nicholson / Tunkhannock Viaduct
Link- Scans
Hotel Casey: 1909-2001 - Construction photos, articles and postcards.  Link- Scans
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Luzerne County formed in 1786 from parts of Northumberland County
Wyoming County formed in 1842 from parts of Luzerne County
Susquehanna County formed in 1810 from parts of Luzerne County
Wayne Country was formed in 1798 from parts of Northampton County, PA
Pike County formed in 1814 from parts of Wayne County
Monroe County formed in 1836 from parts of Northampton and Pike Counties
Carbon County formed in 1843 from parts of Monroe and Northampton Counties
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