Place:Lansford, Carbon, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameLansford
Alt namesAshtonsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42013836
Richdalesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42013836
TypeBorough
Coordinates40.831°N 75.883°W
Located inCarbon, Pennsylvania, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Lansford is a borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, located northwest of Allentown and 19 miles south of Hazleton


Lansford grew with the development of local anthracite coal mines, and was named after Asa Lansford Foster, who was an advocate for merging the small "patch towns" that developed in the area surrounding the anthracite coal mines. The population was 3,941 at the 2010 Census, a steep decline from a high of 9,632 at the 1930 census common to many mining towns in northeastern Pennsylvania.

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