Place:Dupont, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

Watchers


NameDupont
Alt namesDupont Borosource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42007080
Smithvillesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42007080
TypeBorough
Coordinates41.322°N 75.746°W
Located inLuzerne, Pennsylvania, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Dupont is a borough in the Greater Pittston area of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States, which neighbors the city of Wilkes-Barre. The population was 2,711 at the 2010 census. The borough was originally called "Smithville", after its first group of settlers. It was a small Polish town where most of the jobs came from the local coal mine industry. Its name was changed to Dupont after the company called Dupont Explosives was built. Dupont Explosives were used in many mines across northeastern Pennsylvania in the late 19th to 20th century. Dupont Explosives was closed after the advancement of technology in gathering coal.

Research Tips


This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Dupont, Pennsylvania. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.