Place:Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameLackawanna
Alt namesLackawannasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Lackawannocksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42032449
TypeCounty
Coordinates41.617°N 75.617°W
Located inPennsylvania, United States     (1878 - )
See alsoLuzerne, Pennsylvania, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Lackawanna County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 214,437. Its county seat is Scranton. It lies northwest of the Poconos.

Lackawanna County was created on August 13, 1878, from part of Luzerne County and is Pennsylvania's most recently established county. It is named for the Lackawanna River.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1878 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1878 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1878 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1880 89,269
1890 142,088
1900 193,831
1910 259,570
1920 286,311
1930 310,397
1940 301,243
1950 257,396
1960 234,531
1970 234,107
1980 227,908
1990 219,039

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Lackawanna County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~palackaw/


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