Place:Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameScranton
Alt namesCapousesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42031892
Deep Hollowsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42031892
Harrisonsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42031892
Hyde Parksource: Family History Library Catalog
Scrantoniasource: Family History Library Catalog
Slocum Hollowsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42031892
Unionvillesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCity
Coordinates41.411°N 75.667°W
Located inLackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States     (1770 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Scranton is the sixth-largest city in the State of Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading. It is the county seat of Lackawanna County in the state's northeastern region and is also the central point for the federal court of the area. With a population of 76,089, it is the largest city in the Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area, with a greater population of about 570,000, also known as the Wyoming Valley.

Scranton is the geographic and cultural center of the Lackawanna River valley, and the largest of the former anthracite coal mining communities in a contiguous quilt-work that also includes Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, and Carbondale. Scranton was incorporated as a borough on February 14, 1856, and as a city on April 23, 1866. Scranton became known as "the Electric City" when electric lights were introduced at Dickson Locomotive Works in 1880. Six years later, the nation's first successful, continuously operating electrified streetcars began operating in the city.

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