Place:Freeland, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

Alt namesBirkbeckville
South Heberton
Coordinates41.02°N 75.896°W
Located inLuzerne, Pennsylvania, United States     (11 Sep 1876 - )
Also located inFoster, Luzerne, 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 April 2014, the current Mayor of Freeland is Mr. Ed Appleman, who beat out the former Mayor of Freeland, Ms. Tami Martin. Freeland is located at above sea level.

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