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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lackawanna County

 
 
Lackawanna County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 16, 2010
1. Lackawanna County Marker
Inscription. Formed August 13, 1878 from Luzerne County, it was Pennsylvania's 67th and last county created. The name is an Indian word meaning "stream that forks." Scranton, the county seat, was made a city, 1866. It became the anthracite coal mining capital of the world.
 
Erected 1982 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 24.468′ N, 75° 39.794′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Spruce Street and North Washington Street, on the right when traveling west on Spruce Street. Click for map. The marker is located at the Lackawanna County Courthouse in downtown Scranton. Marker is at or near this postal address: 512 Spruce Street, Scranton PA 18503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Piazza dell' Arte (within shouting distance of this marker); Medal of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Medal of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); First Rite Aid Corporation Drugstore (within shouting distance of this marker); General Thaddeus Kosciuszko
Wide view of the Lackawanna County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 16, 2010
2. Wide view of the Lackawanna County Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Pearl Harbor Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Electric Cars (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Scranton.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to Lackawanna County - History. (Submitted on June 17, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Lackawanna County - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Lackawanna County Courthouse and John Mitchell Monument. The Lackawanna County Courthouse is historically significant as the site of the first session of the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission, appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt in the fall of 1902 to end the "Great Strike" of the anthracite coal workers. (Submitted on August 18, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Lackawanna County Courthouse (1884) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
3. Lackawanna County Courthouse (1884)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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