“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Harvey's Lake in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Harvey's Lake

Harvey's Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
August 12, 2011
1. Harvey's Lake Marker
Inscription. One of Pennsylvania’s major recreational lakes. Benjamin Harvey encountered it in 1781. By the early 1900s it was a famous resort, reached by train and trolley. Its largest hotel, the Oneonta, was built in 1898 and burned in 1919. An amusement park operated 1891-1984, and public beaches were at Sunset and Sandy Beach. Between 1893 and 1932, many thousands of visitors rode Lake Transit Co. steamboats to various points here.
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 41° 21.032′ N, 76° 1.708′ W. Marker is in Harvey's Lake, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 415, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dallas PA 18612, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. College Misericordia (approx. 3.1 miles away); Agnes Flood Line (approx. 8.6 miles away); Gulf War Memorial (approx. 8.7 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 8.7 miles away); Abijah Smith & Company (approx. 8.7 miles away); Shawnee Fort (approx. 8.7 miles away); 28th Infantry Division Memorial (approx. 8.7 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 8.7 miles away).
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<i>Hotel Oneonta, Harvey's Lake, N.Y.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Albertype Company, circa 1910
2. Hotel Oneonta, Harvey's Lake, N.Y.
As indicated on the marker, built in 1898, and burned down in 1919.
<i>Harvey's Lake</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by W.J. Harris, Pubr., circa 1905
3. Harvey's Lake
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2011. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 20, 2011.   2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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