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I'm Susan Pieroth, the Lackawanna County, PAGenWeb Coordinator since January 2008, and previously from 1998 to 2002.
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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
More Maps of Lackawanna & Luzerne NEW Addition January 2016

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  • Map Index Including 1873 map with owners and businesses
  • Prominent Men of Scranton, Wilkes Barre and Vicinity: Part 1; Part 2
  • Directories - Phone, Business, Individuals: Lackawanna County area NEW Addition October 2017
  • "Welcome Home Service Men of the World War and Sixtieth Anniversary of Hyde Park Lodge No. 339 Free and Accepted Masons.  April 5, 1920."
Index Page of School Documents
  • Photo Album From many local albums NEW Additions July 2017
  • Hotel Casey: 1909-2001 - Construction photos, articles and postcards. Link
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  • Poli's Theatre 1908 Program, 1914 Players, 1915 Program. 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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