Place:Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameTowanda
Alt namesMeansvillesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42027159
Towandeesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42027159
Williamstonsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42027159
TypeBorough
Coordinates41.77°N 76.447°W
Located inBradford, Pennsylvania, United States
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Cemetery
Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Towanda is a borough in and the county seat of Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States, northwest of Wilkes Barre, on the Susquehanna River. The name means "burial ground" in the Algonquian language. Settled in 1784 and incorporated in 1828, Towanda was once known primarily for its industrial interests, which included flour, planing and silk mills, a foundry and machine shop, dye works, and manufacturers of talking machines, cut glass, toys and furniture. The population in 1900 was 4,663 and, in 1910, 4,281. The population was 3,024 at the 2000 census. Currently, the 2010 census confirmed that the population of Towanda is 2,919.

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