Place:Freeland, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameFreeland
TypeBorough
Coordinates41.02°N 75.896°W
Located inLuzerne, Pennsylvania, United States
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Freeland, originally called Birbeckville after founder Joseph Birkbeck, then South Heberton, is a borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located south of Wilkes-Barre and northeast of Hazleton in an agricultural region. Freeland was officially incorporated as a borough on September 11, 1876. Coal-mining was a chief industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. At the 2010 census, the population was 3,531. As of September 2012, the current Mayor of Freeland is Mrs. Tami Martin, the widow of the former Mayor of Freeland, Tim Martin. Freeland is located at above sea level.

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