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Welcome to the Lackawanna County, PAGenWeb!
For information added since January 2018, see

The above site was created when RootWeb sites were taken down for maintenance.

I'm Susan Pieroth, the Lackawanna County, PAGenWeb Coordinator
from 1998 to 2002 and since January 2008.
This is part of the all volunteer USGenWeb Project. Happy Hunting!

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

Lackawanna County Resources
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Below are Volunteer Provided Resources.
"Link" listings open to another site.
  • 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
  • "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
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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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